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Course Detail

Course Name Molecular & Cellular Biophysics
Course Code BIO 413
Program M. Sc. in Bioinformatics
Semester Two
Credits Two
Year Taught 2019


Biophysics, branches in biophysics, Molecular structure in biological systems: states and forces, hydration, movement, structure formation, self-assembly, mechanical properties, energetics. Membrane transport and diffusion, Famous laws in biophysics, Timing and role in cell biology, Neuronal biophysics – action potentialHH equation, cable theory, ion channels, Biomechanics, Biophysical techniques.

Text Books

  1. Daniel Goldfarb, Biophysics demystified, McGraw Hill, 2011.
  2. Meyer B. Jackson, Molecular and cellular biophysics, Cambridge University Press, 2006, ISBN: 978-0-521-62470-1.
  3. Christof Koch, Biophysics of Computation, Oxford University Press: New York, New York, 1999.


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