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Life in the Cell from a Molecule's Perspective
PHYS 107
Fall 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MB&B 117

What does DNA look like when it is not condensed into chromosomes? How do partners in molecular processes find each other? If a molecular motor "walks," how does it take a step?

We will explore these major topics in molecular biophysics by discussing primary scientific literature. An emphasis will be placed on revealing the ways in which our understanding of biological processes can be improved by understanding the underlying physics.

Students should have a broad high school science background, familiarity with quantitative and algebraic concepts, and a desire to incorporate quantitative thinking into verbal discourse. Writing is a core element of the course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PHYS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on NOV-20-2017
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