All lectures and discussions during Stage 1 will take place online. A zoom link will be sent separate by email to all course participants.
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.
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.
Lecture: Monday Jan 18 at 1015-1200
Download lecture notes for Intro
Download questions for Intro
Seminar: Friday Jan 22 at 1015-1200
2. Optics on the small scale (Prof. Jonas Tegenfeldt)
Single-molecule detection. Physics and applications.
Lecture: Monday Jan 25 at 1015-1200
3. Fluidics, Basics (Prof. Jonas Tegenfeldt)
Navier-Stokes equation, Dimensionless numbers, Transport
Short overview of applications (bumper array and H-filter)
Lecture: Monday Feb 1 at 1015-1200
4. Fluidics, Applications (Prof. Jonas Tegenfeldt)
Microfluidic devices for sorting and handling of individual cells.
Lecture: Monday Feb 8 at 1015-1200
Download lecture on fluidics applications
Seminar: Friday Feb 12 at 1015-1200
5. Interactions of nanostructures with biological matter (Prof. Jonas Tegenfeldt)
Nanotoxicology and biocompatibility. Interaction between living matter and nanoscaled structures.
Lecture: Monday Feb 15 at 1015-1200
Seminar: Friday Feb 19 at 0815-1000 (NOTE new time, earlier in the day)
An additional opportunity to discuss the laterial will be given beginning of Martch.
6. Membrane Biophysics (Dr. Diogo Volpati)
Biomolecular interactions and the dynamics of lipid bilayer membranes.
Lecture: Monday Feb 22 at 1015-1200
Download questions on membrane biophysics
Seminar: Friday Feb 26 at 1015-1200
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 1 at 1015-1200
Selection of projects: Friday March 5 at 1015-1200
Download presentation from a previous year (2019) including list of suggested projects. Note that this will be updated.
8. Midterm exam
Monday March 15 at 0800 - 1300
Location: Depending on the development of COVID it will take place in Physics H421 or online.
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.