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General information:
Name:
Modern Biophysics
Course of study:
2018/2019
Code:
JBF-3-010-s
Faculty of:
Physics and Applied Computer Science
Study level:
Third-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Biophysics
Semester:
0
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
prof. dr hab. Burda Kvetoslava (kvetoslava.burda@fis.agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
prof. dr hab. Burda Kvetoslava (kvetoslava.burda@fis.agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Complexity of living matter will be discussed. Some attempts of its understanding on the molecular level using biophysical models and techniques will be presented.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Student will understand the importance of continuous learning and combining knowledge from different fields of knowledge. Student will be able to formulate new problems and search for their solution. BF3A_K01 Presentation
Skills
M_U001 Student will understand basic molecular mechanisms regulating living organisms on all levels of their organization and will be able to indicate their potential application in new biotechnologies basing on biomimetics. BF3A_U02, BF3A_U01 Presentation
Knowledge
M_W001 Student will gain knowledge on organization properties of selected natural structures and complex systems on molecular level and understanding of mechanisms triggering their formation. BF3A_W01 Presentation
M_W002 Student will understand the physico-chemical phenomena related to natural processes, which can be used for development of new nanomaterials or nanodevices. BF3A_W02, BF3A_W01 Presentation
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
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Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
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Zaj. warsztatowe
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E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Student will understand the importance of continuous learning and combining knowledge from different fields of knowledge. Student will be able to formulate new problems and search for their solution. + - - - - + - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student will understand basic molecular mechanisms regulating living organisms on all levels of their organization and will be able to indicate their potential application in new biotechnologies basing on biomimetics. + - - - - + - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student will gain knowledge on organization properties of selected natural structures and complex systems on molecular level and understanding of mechanisms triggering their formation. + - - - - + - - - - -
M_W002 Student will understand the physico-chemical phenomena related to natural processes, which can be used for development of new nanomaterials or nanodevices. + - - - - + - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:
Modern Biophysics

“…Nature has developed materials, objects, and processes that function from the macroscale to the nanoscale. The emerging field of biomimetics allows one to mimic biology or nature to develop nanomaterials, nanodevices and processes which provide desirable properties. …” (B.Bhushan, “Biomimetics”)

1. Bioinspired hierarchial-structured surfaces for green science and technology:
- Golden ratio and Fibonacci numbers.
- Lotus effect surfaces in nature. Natural superhydrophobic low adhesion
self-cleaning surfaces.
- Nanofabrication methods characterization of micro-, nano- and hierachically
structured lotus-like surfaces.
- Fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces with high adhesion.
- Surfaces reducing turbulent flow (shark-skin, butterfly wing).
- Structure and colors.
2. Nanomaterials for biosensing.
3. Fuel cells:
- Fuel cell principles.
- The hydrogen oxidation/evolution reactions.
- The oxygen reduction/evolution reactions.
- Energy capture.
4. Molecular machines.

Seminar classes:
Modern Biophysics

Presentation s on topics related to biomimetics and students’ interests.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 40 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 12 h
Participation in seminar classes 8 h
Contact hours 5 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 15 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Conditions for receiving credit:
active participation in lectures (L), presentation (P), summarizing discussion (D)

Weighted mean of all grades received according to the following formula:
K = 0.3 x L + 0.4 x P + 0.3 x D

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Basic physical/biophysical, chemical/biochemical and biological knowledge.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

B.Bhushan, Biomimetics, Springer, 2016
Ch.S.S.R.Kumar, Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences. Nanomaterials – Toxicity, Health and Environmental Issues., vol.5, Wiley-VCH, 2007
C.N.Rao, A.Mueller, A.K.Cheetham, The chemistry of nanomaterials, vol.1, Wiley-VCH, 2004
Ch.S.S.R.Kumar, Nanodevices for the Life Sciences, Wiley-VCH, 2006
T.P.Waigh, Applied Biphysics. A modern Approach for Physical Scientists, Jhon Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2007
C.A.Villee, Biology
E.H.Egelman (ed.) Comprehensive Biophysics, vol. 1-9, 2012
W.Vielstich, A.Lamm, H.A.Gasteiger, Hanbook of fuel cells, vol. 1 and 2, Jhon Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2003

Scientific articles citated during the lectures.

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

According to the list of publications available on the Web of Science.

Additional information:

Fall semester