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Course syllabus N421B0_4I - Biophysical Chemistry (FCFT - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Course unit code: N421B0_4I
Course unit title: Biophysical Chemistry
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly (on-site method)
1 hour weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester:
Technical Chemistry - master (semi-compulsory), 3. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods:
In the course of the semester students will write 2 control tests (each for 20 points). To pass the exam, students are required to obtain the following scores: A - minimum 85 points. B - minimum 75 points, C- minimum 65 points. D- minimum 60 points. E- minimum 56 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of this subject is to obtain a basic knowledge about the structure of proteins and DNA as well as about their thermodynamic and kinetic properties and mutual interactions. Students will understand the structural aspects of biological membranes and principles of membrane transport and diffusion. They will become familair with the role of free radicals and antioxidants in biosystems. Student will understand the principles of experimental techniques in biophysical chemistry research.
Course contents:
Structure of proteins and DNA - experimental methods of study. Thermodynamics of enzyme catalyzed reactions - solvent effects. Adsorption phenomena in proteomics. Biological membranes and membrane transport. Diffusion - mathematical description. Free radicals and antioxidants in biosystems. Applications of magnetic resonance in biophysical research.
Recommended or required reading:
ALLEN, J. Biophysical Chemistry. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 492 p. ISBN 978-1-4051-2436-2.
KODÍČEK, M. -- KARPENKO, V. Biofysikální chemie. Praha : Academia, 2000. 337 p. ISBN 80-200-0791-1.
KARPENKO, V. -- KODÍČEK , M. Biofysikální chemie. Praha: Praha: Academia, 2000. 250 p. ISBN 80-200-0791-1.

Language of instruction:
slovak or english
The subject is recommended for the 1st year of engineering study.
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 30

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Name of lecturer(s): prof. Ing. Marián Valko, DrSc. (person responsible for course) - slovak, english
Last modification:
29. 1. 2019
prof. Ing. Marián Valko, DrSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Tomáš Molnár on 01/29/2019.

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