F5351 Basics of molecular biophysics

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2011
Extent and Intensity
2/1. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. Dr. Jiří Kozelka, PhD. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Karel Kubíček, PhD. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Jiří Šponer, DrSc. (lecturer)
RNDr. Mgr. et Mgr. Arnošt Mládek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Josef Humlíček, CSc.
Department of Condensed Matter Physics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. Dr. Jiří Kozelka, PhD.
Wed 13:00–14:50 Fs1,01017, Wed 17:00–17:50 Fs1,01017
Prerequisites (in Czech)
F1190 Introduction to biophysics
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course presents to the students basics of structure and function of biopolymers. To this end, the physical nature of intermolecular forces, which determine the properties of biopolymers, is lectured.
Particular attention is devoted to the physical and chemical properties of a biomolecule with resppect to its structural formula.

After successful passing the course the students should be able to
- list and describe the principles of fundamental inter-molecular forces
- for a given biomolecule, determine its physical and chemical properties from its structure.
  • Introduction into molecular biophysics
  • Intermolecular forces
  • Nucleic acids
  • Proteins
  • Saccharides
  • Lipids
  • Molecular biophysics of biomembranes
  • Photosynthesis
  • Structure and function of selected metalloproteins
  • VOET, Donald, Judith G. VOET and Charlotte W. PRATT. Fundamentals of biochemistry : life at the molecular level. 3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. xxx, 1099. ISBN 9780470129302. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion
Assessment methods
Final oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2011, recent)
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