Biophysical chemistry - AP320005
Title: Biophysical chemistry
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:0
E-Credits: winter s.:0
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Spiwok Vojtěch prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : P320005
Examination dates   
Annotation -
The primary focus of the lectures is on the description of biological and biochemical systems using principles of physical chemistry. This interdisciplinary approach allows to apply the methodology of physical chemistry on biological and biochemical systems and to use the mathematical background of physico-chemical methods for the description of the behavior of living matter on the molecular and structural level.
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Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

Describe 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.

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Literature -

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

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

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (08.06.2018)
Learning resources - Czech

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Syllabus -

The course is aimed at physico-chemical approach for the study of biological systems at different levels. The key topics including theoretical background as well as methods for experimental data mining will be discussed. The aspects of biomacromolecules´ structure and interactions, the biogenesis of biomacromolecules´ complexes including membranes are discussed from the thermodynamical point of view. Other topics include kinetics of important bio-processes (e.g. membrane transport, pharmacokinetics description of human body). The integral part of course is discussion about selected methods suitable for analysis of biological systems and their application on concrete examples.

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Entry requirements
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Last update: Kubová Petra (26.06.2018)
Course completion requirements -

The course is finished by taking the exam (both oral and written).

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