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BIOL 51202 Methods & Measurements in Biophysical Chemistry

Session Offered:

Fall Credit 3.0

Prerequisites:

(BIOL 23000 or 23100 or 11100)
and
(CHM 33900 or BCHM 56100)
and
(PHYS 23300 or 17200 or 22000)

 

Description:

Biological applications of physical methods including absorption spectroscopy (UV-Vis, FTIR and Raman and CD spectroscopy), fluorescence spectroscopy and super high-resolution imaging, spin resonance methods (NMR and ESR spectroscopy), mass and thermodynamic based methods (thermophoresis, analytical ultracentrifugation, ITC and surface plasmon resonance) and diffraction/structural methods using NMR, cryo-EM and X-ray scattering/crystallography. Each topic is treated at an introductory level with examples from the literature. The course objective for students is to obtain a general understanding of the physical principles underlying each of the techniques, as well as the basic ability to apply the technique to biological systems of interest.  

Instructor(s):
CYNTHIA STAUFFACHER

E-mail:
cstauffa@purdue.edu

Textbook(s):

None

Notes:

Exam information is available on-line via:
https://roomschedule.mypurdue.purdue.edu/Timetabling/exams.do



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