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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Biophysical Chemistry - N320021
Title: Biofyzikální chemie
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: M320001
For type:  
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Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Holík Purkrtová Zita Ing. Ph.D.
Marková Michaela Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : M320001
Z//Is interchangeable with: M320001
Annotation -
Last update: Marková Michaela Ing. Ph.D. (14.11.2012)
The lectures are focused on description of physical-chemical aspects of biological systems and use of physical-chemical terms to describe and solve the problems in biological systems. Students will have an overview of the most important concepts and methodology of modern biophysical chemistry as well as structural methods for description of biomacromolecules.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Holík Purkrtová Zita Ing. Ph.D. (16.07.2013)

Students will be able to:

Describe basic biochemical processes by mathematical methods used in physical chemistry.

Apply the principles of physical chemistry in interpretation and solving problems occuring in biological systems. The problems solution includes numerical analysis of chosen physical chemistry parameters.

Independently propose a method and design a protocol for experimental determination of chosen physical chemistry parameters in biological systems and analyse obtained data.

Literature -
Last update: Holík Purkrtová Zita Ing. Ph.D. (16.07.2013)

R: Atkins P.,de Paula J., Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences, Oxford University Press, 2011, 978-0-19-956428-6

R: Bergethon P.R., The Physical Basis of Biochemistry, Springer-Verlag New York Inc., 1998, 0-387-98262-0

A: Nelson D.L., Cox M.M., Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, W.H.Freeman, 2008, 978-0716771081

Learning resources -
Last update: Holík Purkrtová Zita Ing. Ph.D. (16.07.2013)

Syllabus -
Last update: Holík Purkrtová Zita Ing. Ph.D. (13.11.2012)

1. Position of biophysical chemistry in the system of natural science

2. Bioenergetics I

3. Bioenergetics II (non-equilibrium thermodynamics)

4. The importance of noncovalent interactions for biological systems

5. The general characteristics of protein structure

6. Methods of kinetics measurement of biological processes

7. Pharmacokinetics

8. Structure and function of biological membranes

9. Biological processes associated with membranes: biochemistry of vision, electron transport chain and photosynthesis

10. Electrochemical processes in biological systems

11. The use of spectrophotometry in biochemical laboratory

12. The use of radiochemistry for the study of biological processes

13. Methods for the study of protein structure I: NMR and X-ray crystallography

14. Methods for the study of protein structure II: circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy

Registration requirements -
Last update: Holík Purkrtová Zita Ing. Ph.D. (16.07.2013)


Physical chemistry

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,2 5
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1,8 51
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 60
Oral examination 40