The world at the nanometer-scale is full of dynamic phenomena whose behavior can

The world at the nanometer-scale is full of dynamic phenomena whose behavior can be described by a set of rules that are vastly different than those encountered at the macro scale. Many biological processes that are of interestfor their relevance to bio-engineers, such as cell differentiation, cell mechanical properties, and neuronal signaling, are stimulated by the activity and interaction of biomolecules at the nanoscale. Thus, an understanding of the physics and the tools that engineers have designed to study such systems is a vital component toward overcoming an immense array of challenging problems in the biological and medical sciences. This course will focus particularly on two topics: the underlying biophysics that explain molecular behavior at this length scale and a conceptual understanding of technologies that permit the study of events at the nanometer scale.Grading: Homework 45%Tests 35%Presentation 10%Project 10%
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