Advanced theoretical and applied methods in modern genomic research; classical and novel approaches used to solve problems in functional genomics and system biology; modern sequencing techniques and their utilization in biomedical research.
Formation of organelles, regulation of the abundance and function of organelles, interaction and cooperation of organelles with each other; proteins and other macromolecules: how they are synthesized within or imported into organelles; disease cased by deficiencies in organelle function.
Detailed literature-based course to investigate nuclear receptor signaling in disease. Advanced molecular biology techniques to investigate nuclear receptor signaling. Nuclear receptor pharmacology.
General overview of living organisms. Selected topics on the control of cellular mechanisms. Gene technology and evolution.
Physical quantities; rectilinear motion; motion in two and three dimensions; Newton's laws of motion; work and energy; momentum; conservation laws; collisions; rotational dynamics; gravitation; periodic motion; fluid motion.
Electric charge and electric field; Gauss's law; electric potential; dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic field and magnetic forces; sources of magnetic field; electromagnetic induction; electromagnetic waves.
Equilibrium and stability analysis of the human body, dynamics of body motion, elasticity and strength of body organs, fluid mechanics and the blood circulation system, energy requirements and temperature regulation of the body, electrical characteristics of the nervous system, sound and hearing, optics and vision, electromagnetic waves and atomic structure, physics of medical imaging techniques such as x-ray computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
Equilibrium and stability analysis of the human body, dynamics of body motion, elasticity and strength of body organs, fluid mechanics and the blood circulation system, principle of centrifugation, diffusion and Brownian motion, energy requirements and temperature regulation of the body sound and hearing, the Doppler effect, ultrasound imaging.
Electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics and vision, electrical characteristics of the nervous system, quantum theory of light, atoms, and molecules, intermolecular forces, interaction of light with matter, absorption, fluorescence, stimulated emission, physics of medical imaging techniques such as x-ray computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography.
Review of vectors and matrices, orthogonal transformations; numerical simulations and animations of mechanical systems, kinematics and dynamics of particles; Newton's laws of motion; conservation laws; oscillations; central forces; orbits and scattering in a central force field; planetary motion; non-inertial reference frames; potential theory; the two-body problem.
Quantum mechanics, solution of the particle-in-a-box, harmonic oscillator and hydrogen atom; orbital concepts, the structure of many-electron atoms, molecular orbital theory, molecular symmetry and group theory; rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy.
Periodic motion, fluid mechanics, mechanical waves, sound and hearing, temperature and heat, thermal properties of matter, the first law of thermodynamics, the second law of thermodynamics. Lab component.
The nature and propagation of light, geometric optics and optical instruments, interference, diffraction, relativity, photons electrons and atoms, the wave nature of particles, quantum mechanics, atomic structure, molecules and condensed matter, nuclear physics, particle physics and cosmology. Lab component.
Probability theory; entropy, temperature, partition function, grand partition function, black-body radiation, Fermi and Bose statistics; laws of thermodynamics; phase transition; kinetic theory and transport phenomena.
Review of vector calculus; electrostatics, Gauss' law, Poisson's equation, dielectric materials, electrostatic energy, boundary-value problems; magnetostatics, law of Biot and Savart, Ampere's law, magnetic forces and materials, magnetic energy; electromagnetic induction; Faraday's law; Maxwell's equations, Poynting's theorem.
Review of the active and passive circuit components: design and construction of various electrical and electronic devices such as power supplies, audio amplifiers, radio receivers, temperature controllers, and motion detectors. Practical aspects of electronic circuit design. Familiarity with basic electronics at the level of Physics 102 is required.
Nonlinear oscillations; numerical methods and visualizations for chaotic systems; linear stability analysis; calculus of variations; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics; canonical transformations and Hamilton-Jacobi theory; Poisson brackets; dynamics of systems of particles; dynamics of rigid bodies; coupled oscillations; dynamics of continuous systems; the special theory of relativity.
Review of Maxwell's equations; conservation laws; electromagnetic waves; propagation of electromagnetic waves in conductors and dielectrics; transmission lines; waveguides; potentials and fields; radiation theory; electrodynamics and special theory of relativity.
Introduction to semiconductors: crystals, energy bands, charge carriers and doping, the Fermi level, carrier lifetime and mobility, optical properties. Electronic devices: p-n junctions, diodes, transistors; Optoelectronic devices: LEDs, diode lasers, detectors.
Detailed examination of current topics in Physics.
Detailed examination of current topics in Physics.