Institute for the Physics of Living Systems


Biological Physics Module Details

The following Biological Physics modules are availble to students who take the MSc in Physics:

Physical Models of Life (PHAS0078)

The students will be given background in Physical theories developed specifically for understanding Biological Systems. As these systems function out of equilibrium, very different and novel physical properties emerge that are not covered by classical physics.

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Molecular Biophysics (PHAS0103)

The course will provide the students with insights in the physical concepts of some of the most fascinating processes that have been discovered in the last decades: those underpinning the molecular machinery of the biological cell. These concepts will be introduced and illustrated by a wide range of phenomena and processes in the cell, including bio-molecular structure, DNA packing in the genome, mechanics of the cytoskeleton, molecular motors and neural signaling.

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