Physical Biology of the Cell 2

Module PH2014

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2015/6 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
WS 2015/6SS 2011

Basic Information

PH2014 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • General catalogue of special courses
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for Biophysics

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 40 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2014 is Matthias Rief.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

  1. Biologische Optische Mikroskopie
    Abbildungsfehler, Auflösungsvermögen, biologische Linsensysteme, Kamerasysteme, Energieumwandlung im Auge
  2. Fluoreszenzmikroskopie
    - Grundlagen
    - Moderne Methoden: FRET, FCS, FRAP, STED, PALM
  3. Physik des Hörens
    Aufbau des Ohres, Impedanzwandlung, Mechano-Elektrische Signalumwandlung
  4. Physik von Membranen
    Hydrophober Effekt, Grenzflächenspannung
  5. Viren, Immunologie
    Aufbau von Viren, Verpackung und Verbreitung der Erbinformation, Funktion des Immunsystems

Learning Outcome

Nach erfolgreicher Teilnahme an diesem Modul ist der/die Student(in) in der Lage:

  1. moderne Mikroskopiemethoden in der Biophysik, insbesondere Einzelmolekül- und Fluoreszenzmethoden zu kennen,
  2. die Funktionsweise des Ohres, insbesondere auch die Methoden, die zur Kenntnis der Funktionsweise des Ohres führten, zu verstehen
  3. Biologische Membranen und Hydrophobizität (makroskopisch und mikroskopisch) zu verstehen
  4. Gleichgewichts-Nichtgleichgewichts Thermodynamik zu verstehen
  5. Aufbau von Viren zu beschreiben
  6. Funktion des Immunsystems zu beschreiben

Preconditions

PH2013

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

ArtSWSTitelDozent(en)Termine
VO 2 Biophysik der Zelle 2 Dietz, H. Rief, M. Dienstag, 14:00–16:00

Learning and Teaching Methods

Vortrag, Beamerpräsentation, Tafelarbeit, Übungen in Einzel- und Gruppenarbeit

Media

Übungsblätter, ergänzende Literatur

Literature

  • Alberts, Lehrbuch der Molekularen Zellbiologie
  • Sackmann, Biophysik (das Buch soll rechtzeitig zum SS 2010 erscheinen)
  • Lakowicz, "Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy"
  • Phil Nelson "Biological Physics: Energy, Information, Life"
  • Rob Philipps: "Physical Biology"

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In a written exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as an oral exam. In this case the time duration is 25 minutes.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?

Biophysics

Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.