Jan 20, 2022  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PY 841 - Physical Approaches to Life Sciences

The course applies physics and mathematics to obtain quantitative information that sheds light on biological processes, particularly at the cellular and molecular level. It includes microfluidics (with lab-on-chip technologies), random walks, diffusion with drift, statistical mechanics and rate equations, with applications to enzyme kinetics, molecular motors, biological electrcity, and protein folding. Throughout the course, the student is guided in up-to-date discussion on selected papers and presentations on current platforms in the discipline. 

Prerequisites & Notes
(Prerequisite: PY 340)

Credits: 3