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

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Course unit title: Biophysical Chemistry
Course unit code: N421B0_4I
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits: Exam (4 credits)
Name of lecturer: prof. Ing. Marián Valko, DrSc. (person responsible for course) - slovak, english
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.
Prerequisites and co-requisites: none
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.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The subject is lectured 13 weeks (2 hours lecure). Students make projects which will be defended at the end of semeter.
Assesment methods and criteria: Exam.
Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Work placement(s): There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.

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