BE/APh 161 | Physical Biology of the Cell
It is a wonderful time to be thinking about the workings of the living world. Historic advances in molecular biology, structural biology and the use of biophysical techniques such as optical traps have provided an unprecedented window on the mechanics of the cell. The aim of this course is to study the cell and its components using whatever tools we need in order to make quantitative and predictive statements about cellular life. The main intellectual thread of the course will be the idea that the type of quantitative data which is becoming routine in biology calls for a corresponding quantitative modeling framework. The plan of this course is to elucidate general principles with exciting case studies.
Where and When
This course takes place via Zoom. Our first meeting will be Monday, January 4th 2021 at 2:30 PM, PST. A Zoom link and email has been emailed to you, but please email one of the TAs if you do not have it.