Introduction to Biological Physics

This module will introduce a range of current research questions in biological physics, including the underlying physics of the relevant biological systems and the methods that are used and under development for their study. Topics will include: single molecule biology; the molecular mechanism of ion channels, transcription and molecular machines; Forster Resonance energy transfer as a molecular ruler; biomolecular self-assembly; DNA nanostructures; Atomic Force Microscopy of cells; the dynamics of soft matter.