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Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Biochemistry for Physicists - NBCM320
Title in English: Základy buněčné biologie a biochemie pro fyziky
Guaranteed by: Institute of Physics of Charles University (32-FUUK)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2008
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Josef Štěpánek, CSc.
doc. RNDr. Dana Gášková, CSc.
Classification: Physics > Biophysics and Chemical Physics
Annotation -
Last update: T_FUUK (16.05.2008)
Elements of biology and biochemistry for students of physics that have not decided for biophysics curriculum but still want to be prepared for a research work on applications of physical measuring techniques in biology or biochemistry, e.g. biotechnology, medical diagnostics or environmental monitoring. For students in the last year of their Bc. study, and for students of master (Mgr.) and doctoral programs.
Aim of the course -
Last update: T_FUUK (16.05.2008)

To learn students of physics the basic principles of biochemistry

and biophysics of living organisms

Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: prof. RNDr. Josef Štěpánek, CSc. (16.10.2017)

Předmět je zakončen ústní zkouškou.

Literature -
Last update: T_FUUK (16.05.2008)

B. Alberts a kol.: Základy buněčné biologie, Espero, Ústí nad Labem 2000, (ISBN 8090290604).

Teaching methods -
Last update: T_FUUK (16.05.2008)


Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: prof. RNDr. Josef Štěpánek, CSc. (16.10.2017)

Požadavky ústní zkoušky jsou v rozsahu zveřejněného sylabu přednášky.

Syllabus -
Last update: T_FUUK (16.05.2008)

The cell – basic building unit of organism. Cellular composition, procaryote and eucaryote cell. Universal features of living organisms.

Enzyme as a functional unit of cellular biochemistry. Proteins and their structure, coenzymes.

Genetic machinery of the cell. Structure of nucleic acids and the central dogma of molecular biology. Storage and expression of genetic information.

Membrane - basic composition and physico-chemical properties. Trans-membrane transport, membrane potential. Main types of membrane enzymes.

Cellular energy. Breathing of aerobic organisms. Photosynthesis.

Intracellular transport.

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