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Biophysical Techniques

Official description

This course will focus broadly on biophotonics and bioimaging techniques used for biophysical research including the areas of cell biology, single molecular studies, and neuroscience. Each technical topic will be paired with a literature review that demonstrates how it was used to address a scientific question. Grading will be based on an oral presentation and report reviewing a biophysical technique chosen by the student. Some topics covered: general microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, optical trapping, single molecular spectroscopy, electron microscopy, machine vision. Scientific topics may include: motor proteins, DNA biophysics, cellular signalling, neurophysiology, and computational ethology.

course title
specialized course
time and location
T 10 - 12

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.