Experimental Biophysics (15hp)

Solid State Physics

Lectures

 

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Stage 1 Lectures and Discussions (January to March)

 

Purpose: assess information, extract important issues in scientific papers, gain knowledge about important fields.

Organization: The meetings come in pairs: one lecture and one seminar. The first is more or less a conventional lecture and at the second meeting you are expected to take active part in the discussion. Still, even during the lecture, feel free to interrupt the lecturer at any time! At the end of the lecture (first meeting) we will hand out questions and possibly other material.

Homework: Your task is to answer the questions and hand in the answers (in pdf-format by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 48hrs before the next meeting (the second meeting, the seminar on Fridays), during which we will have a discussion based on the questions and your answers. The lecturer will also present additional details in the subject where appropriate during the seminar.



1. Introduction, Scales in biology and physics (Prof. Jonas Tegenfeldt)

Sizes and scales of relevant biological entities (cells, DNA, protein etc).

Introduction to searching for information.

Plagiarism issues.

Lecture: Monday Jan 20 at 1015-1200 in K262 (Physics)
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Seminar: Friday Jan 24 at 1015-1200 in H322 (Physics)

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2. Optics on the small scale (Prof. Jonas Tegenfeldt)

Sub-diffraction-limited microscopy.

Single-molecule detection. Physics and applications.

Lecture: Monday Jan 27 at 1015-1200 in K262 (Physics)
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Seminar: Friday Jan 31 at 1015-1200 in H322 (Physics)

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3. Fluidics, Basics (Prof. Jonas Tegenfeldt)

Navier-Stokes equation, Dimensionless numbers, Transport

Short overview of applications (bumper array and H-filter)

Lecture: Monday Feb 3 at 1015-1200 in K262 (Physics)

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Seminar: Friday Feb 7 at 1015-1200 in H322 (Physics)

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4. Fluidics, Applications (Prof. Jonas Tegenfeldt)

Microfluidic devices for sorting and handling of individual cells.

Lecture: Monday Feb 10 at 1015-1200 in K262 (Physics)
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Seminar: Friday Feb 14 at 1015-1200 in H322 (Physics)

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5. Membrane Biophysics (Dr Diogo Volpati)

Biomolecular interactions and the dynamics of lipid bilayer membranes.

Lecture: Monday Feb 17 at 1015-1200 in K262 (Physics)

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Seminar: Friday Feb 21 at 1015-1200 in H322 (Physics)

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6. Interactions of nanostructures with biological matter (Prof. Jonas Tegenfeldt)

Nanotoxicology and biocompatibility. Interaction between living matter and nanoscaled structures.

Lecture: Monday Feb 24 at 1015-1200 in K262 (Physics)
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Seminar: Friday Feb 28 at 1015-1700 in H322 (Physics)

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7. Questions and Answers (Prof. Jonas Tegenfeldt)

Here is an opportunity to bring up the topics that you found difficult. There will be no scheduled program from my side. You bring questions and I try to answer them!

Seminar: Monday Mar 2  at 1015-1200 in K262 (Physics)
Selection of projects: Friday March 6 at 1015-1200 in H322 (Physics)

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Download presentation from last year (2019) including list of suggested projects. Note that this will be updated.

8. Midterm exam

Monday March 16 at 0800 - 1300
Location: Physics H421
The exam will cover the material presented so far during the course in the lectures, papers and any web sites. The questions during the seminars indicate what is relevant and important for this course.

List of important relationships and equations

Old exam 2018b
Old exam 2013
Old exam 2012
Old exam 2011a
Old exam 2011b
Old exam 2011c

 

Contact Information

 

Email is the most reliable means of contact.
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Room Q142, Fysikum, 046-222 8063, Welcome!

Email addresses to the lab teachers are listed in the lab instructions.