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Module LS4020 E

Module part: Basic Membrane Biophysics (MemBiophy)

Duration:
1 Semester
Turnus of offer:
each summer semester
Credit points:
3
Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master Infection Biology 2018 (module part), Interdisciplinary modules, 2nd semester
  • Master Infection Biology 2012 (module part), Interdisciplinary modules, 2nd semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Basics of Membrane Biophysics (lecture, 2 SWS)
Workload:
  • 60 Hours private studies
  • 30 Hours in-classroom work
Contents of teaching:
  • Importance and function of cell membranes: structure, physical function and dynamic models
  • Basics of the membrane components
  • Thermodynamic self-assembling of lipids and reconstitution techniques
  • Transmembrane and intrinsic membrane potentials
  • Mechanical properties of lipid membranes
  • Physical basics of membrane transport mechanisms
  • Investigations using lipid monolayer
  • Electrical and optical experiments using planar lipid bilayers
  • Examples for interaction mechanisms between peptides/ proteins and planar membranes
  • Spectroscopic methods on membranes and membrane proteins
  • Light and force microscopy on membranes and membrane proteins
Qualification-goals/Competencies:
  • Knowing the constituents and composition of biological membranes
  • Understanding the physical role and function of membrane lipids and proteins
  • Knowing the mechanical and electrical properties of membranes
  • Competence in various methods to investigate reconstituted and natural membranes
Grading through:
  • see Notes
Responsible for this module:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Hübner
Teachers:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Gutsmann
  • PD Dr. rer. nat. Andra Schromm
Literature:
  • O.G. Mouritzen: Life - As a Matter of Fat - Springer ISBN: 987-3-540-23248-3
  • T. Heimburg: Thermal Biophysics of Membranes - John Wiley & Sons, 2007; ISBN-10: 3527404716
Language:
  • offered only in English
Notes:

Is module part of LS4021-KP06 (formerly LS4020-IB) -> Prof. Hübner

Letzte Änderung:
17.7.2019