Biophysical research skills

Elective courses:

  • EL 24b (offered spring 2017)

Molecular Structure

The use of physical techniques, including X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance, to elucidate the structure of biomolecules.

Elective courses:

  • BIOL 102b (offered fall 2016)
  • BCHM 171b**
  • BIBC 126B {formerly BIOL126b} (offered fall 2016)
  • BCHM 104b (required prerequisites for this course are not included in the core curriculum)**

Single-molecule Biophysics

The study of biological processes on the single molecule scale, such as enzyme function, ion transport through membranes, protein folding and molecular motors.

Elective courses:

  • BCHM 101a (required prerequisites for this course are not included in the core curriculum) (offered fall 2016)
  • QBIO 120b (offered spring 2017)

Modeling of Biological Structure and Function

The development and analysis of mathematical models for elucidating biological structure and function.

Elective courses:

  • QBIO 120b (offered spring 2017)
  • PHYS 105a (offered fall 2016)
  • BIOL 135b**
  • NBIO 136b**
  • NPHY 115a**
  • PHYS 104a (not offered fall 16 or spring 17)

Systems and Networks

The study of topics including bioinformatics, neural networks and networks of genes and proteins.

Elective courses:

  • NBIO 140b (offered fall 2016)
  • COSI 178a (offered fall 2016)
**Check Spring 2017 listings from Registrar when courses are posted for the spring later in the semester to see if this course is offered in the spring or not.