Course detail

Biophysics and Biochemistry of Microorganisms

FCH-DC_BCHBMAcad. year: 2021/2022

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

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Prerequisites

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Co-requisites

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Recommended optional programme components

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Recommended or required reading

Cooper A.: Biophysical Chemistry (CS)
Haynie, D.T. Biological Thermodynamics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. (CS)
Dworkin M.D.: The Prokaryotes, 3rd Edition,Springer, New York, 2006 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

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Course curriculum

The course focuses on the application of basic theoretical knowledge of physical chemistry to the biological systems. It represents a borderline course between physics, chemistry and biology, which allow obtaining molecular and structural perspective on biologically important and medically important pehnomena. Attention is drawn to an impact of the basic theoretical knowledge into analytical (advanced methods of study and interpretation of the structure and function of biopolymers) and application fields. Special topics: biothermodynamics: energetics of biological processes, Gibbs energy and its role in biological processes. Kinetics of biological processes, enzyme reactions, denaturation and renaturation. Non-covalent interactions in biological systems; 3D structure of biopolymers. Biomembranes. Water and hydratation. Biological polyelectrolytes.

Aims

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Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DKCP_BCH Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme DPCP_BCH Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional