Biophysik III: Vorlesung & Übung (4. Semester, SS, Pflichtvorlesung für Biophysik Studierenden) (4 SWS)

3-stündige Vorlesung und 1 Stunde Übung im Sommersemester. Wir behandeln eine grosse Bandbreite von analytischen Methoden, mit besonderem Fokus auf mathematischen Grundlagen und bildgebenden Verfahren (Licht- und Elektronenmikroskopie). Für weitere Informationen klicken Sie hier. Das gesamte verfügbare Material kann hier heruntergeladen werden.

Introduction to electron microscopy and image processing (Block) (WS + SS) (4SWS)

Aim of this course is to give an introduction to electron microscopy (EM) with a focus on cryo EM. Theoretical lectures will be held in the mornings; hands-on practicals will be in the late mornings and during the afternoons. The lectures will give you an overview of the basics of image formation in transmission electron microscopy and cover various sample preparation techniques. Further, we discuss image processing strategies for both single particle analysis and electron tomography. In the practicals, you will work in small groups of 3 to 4 students.  You will do cryo-fixation methods, operate a transmission electron microscope and record your own images. Subsequently you will reconstruct and process both your own and some demo sample data. For your 3 CP’s (only for Biophysics students) you need to make a presentation (typically on current papers) the topic of which you will receive 3 weeks before. For more information click here.

Methods in structural biology (WS + SS) (4SWS)

In this lecture we will provide you with a comprehensive overview in structural biology. This lecture is for Master students only. Prior registration with the PI is mandatory.