[ 261BIPHBIPV15 ] VL Biophysics I

Es ist eine neuere Version 2023W dieser LV im Curriculum Bachelor's programme Fundamentals of Natural Sciences for Technology 2024W vorhanden.
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3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year Physics Peter Hinterdorfer 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Bachelor's programme Technical Physics 2015W
Objectives Introduction to biophysical concepts important for understanding biological processes on a subcellular and cellular level.
Subject Based on statistical thermodynamics, the self-assembly of membranes is shown, as well as the relevance of non- covalent interaction and the lipid structure. Calorimetrical and microscopical methods for the investigation of membrane phase changes are presented. The examination of lipid mobility leads to Fick's laws, osmosis and the analysis of diffusion in an electrical field. Electrokinetic aspects, electrochemical double-layers and the energy profile of charged molecules lead to transport processes through membranes and its attendant electrical potentials (action potential and resting potential). Electrical and chemical stimuli transfer requires an introduction to the molecular machinery of exocytosis and endocytosis.
Criteria for evaluation Written examination
Language German
Study material Is announced by the lecturer.
Changing subject? No
Further information lecture/excercise will be blocked in 2nd half of the semester
Corresponding lecture (*)TPBPFVOBIP1: VO Biophysik I (4,5 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment