Introduction to biology
- Cell biology (From DNA to proteins, Cell architecture and motility, The Cell cycle)
- Biochemistry (The elementary bricks of life: proteins, DNA, RNA, membrane/lipids)
- Fluorescence Imaging, Fluorescent probes for biology,
- Principe of a microscope,
- Analysis of molecular behaviors in live cell using fluorescence imaging,
- Biophysics of membranes,
- Membrane transport: vesicle fusion, ion gradient concentration and biological examples,
- Patch-clamp technique for measuring ionic properties of cells membranes.
- Introduction to Atomic Force and Transmission Electron Microscopies,
- Electron microscopy
- Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy
- Application to biophysics: DNA, protein structure, cell structure, local cell ionic concentration
- Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM): Theory and application of AFM.
- Single molecule studies (DNA imaging, biopolymer elasticity).
- Bioinformatics: Visualisation and manipulation of biomolecule structures
- Cell staining and observation in optical microscopy
- AFM measurements on DNA
Give some knowledge on biophysics concepts and standard methods. Illustrate the importance of chemistry at the interface between biology and physics