803301 Biophysics

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Toca-Herrera, José Luis
Offered in
Wintersemester 2018/19
Languages of instruction


The (molecular) biophysics course provides an overview over thermodynamics, biomolecules, molecular forces and experimental techniques.

The course will point out the importance of physics on biological sciences and will start from the physics foundation acquired by students in their bachelor studies.
The mathematical tools necessary to understand the lecture contents will be introduced.

Previous knowledge expected

Special knowledge in biology or biochemistry is not required.
Some knowledge is physics, physical chemistry and mathematics will be an advantage.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The aim of the course is to build the necessary knowledge to start tackle questions like how does biology works from a physical point of view.

After the course the students will have understanding about biomolecular interactions, physico-chemical properties of soft matter and how the phenomena involved can be investigated with physical tools.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.