Biophysical chemistry

  • Course code: FKBT160
  • Course higher education credits: 7.5
  • Department: CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
  • Course is normally given: lp every year
  • Language: The course will be given in English
The course should make the student acquainted with modern methods of biophysics and biophysical chemistry by applying them in practical exercises for solving problems regarding properties and mechanisms of bio-molecular systems. The course is an extension of General Physical Chemistry with focus on biological applications, suitable for those who want to later work in pharmaceutical industry or with biochemical, biotechnical or bio-medicinal research. Together with other courses in spectroscopy and analytical chemistry, surface and colloidal chemistry, organic synthesis, and molecular biology or microbiology, the course will provide a general platform for problem-solving in the bio-science area, but also useful in some nano-science, polymer-science and soft-matter science contexts.

Examination:
1) Written exam (6.0 credits)
2) Project during course (1.5 credits)

Application information
Application is made by sending an email to Marcus Wilhelmsson.

Prerequisites
General knowledge in chemistry corresponding to Kemi med biokemi (KOK041, General chemistry, 21 ECTS credits) and Fysikalisk kemi Bt (KFK162, Physical chemistry, 7.5 ECTS credits).
Literature
Parts of *Physical Chemistry¿ 7th edition by P.W. Atkins and J. de Paula
Parts of *Biophysical Chemistry¿ Part II and III by C.R. Cantor and P.R. Schimmel
Parts of *Circular Dichroism & Linear Dichroism¿ by A. Rodger and B. Nordén
Lecturers
Associate Professor Fredrik Westerlund
More information
Associate Professor Fredrik Westerlund, email: fredrik.westerlund@chalmers.se, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering

 

Published: Fri 14 Dec 2012. Modified: Thu 20 Feb 2014