[Illinois] Biophysics 401: Introduction to Biophysics
17 Sep 2015 | Courses | Contributor(s): Paul R Selvin
Major concepts of physics inherent to biological systems. Basics of biology, including protein and DNA structure and their organization into cells with a focus on single molecule biophysics. Major experimental techniques including x-ray diffraction, optical and magnetic traps, and fluorescence microscopy, including new super-resolution techniques. Applications to cytoplasmic and nuclear molecular motors, bacterial motion, nerves, and vision.
MSE 498: Computational Materials Science and Engineering
30 Mar 2015 | Courses | Contributor(s): Andrew Ferguson
This new course will give students hands-on experience with popular computational materials science and engineering software through a series of projects in: electronic structure calculation (e.g., VASP), molecular simulation (e.g., GROMACS), phase diagram modeling (e.g., Thermo-Calc), finite element modeling (e.g., OOF2), and materials selection. The course will familiarize students with a broad survey of software tools in computational materials science,...
[Illinois] MCB 529 BRH Biological Rhythms in Health and Disease
30 Dec 2013 | Courses | Contributor(s): Martha U. Gillette
Our major research thrusts are to understand: 1) signals that engage the circadian clockwork in the brain, 2) sub-cellular micro-environments that shape neuronal dendrites in development and repair, and 3) emergent behaviors of integrated neuronal systems.
[Illinois] MCB 493 Neural Systems Modeling
29 Oct 2013 | Courses | Contributor(s): Thomas J. Anastasio
The purpose of this independent study is to give students hands-on experience in using computers to model neural systems. A neural system is a system of interconnected neural elements, or units. Students will use existing computer programs which will simulate real neural systems. They will compare the behavior of the model units with neurophysiological data on real neurons. The neural system models will all perform a useful computation, and the similarity between the behaviors of model units …
[Illinois] Physics 550 Biomolecular Physics
05 Sep 2013 | Courses | Contributor(s): Klaus Schulten, Taekjip Ha
Physical concepts governing the structure and function of biological macromolecules; general properties, spatial structure, energy levels, dynamics and functions, and relation to other complex physical systems such as glasses; recent research in biomolecular physics; physical techniques and concepts from theoretical physics emphasized.
[Illinois] ECE 416: Biosensors
07 Feb 2013 | Courses | Contributor(s): Brian Cunningham
Learn the underlying engineering principles used to detect small molecules, DNA, proteins, and cells in the context of applications in diagnostic testing, pharmaceutical research, and environmental monitoring. Biosensor approaches including electrochemistry, fluorescence, acoustics, and optics will be taught. The course also teaches aspects of selective surface chemistry, including methods for biomolecule attachment to transducer surfaces. Students will learn how biosensor performance is …
[Illinois] PHYS466 2013: Atomic Scale Simulations
06 Feb 2013 | Courses | Contributor(s): David M. Ceperley
Application of Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics techniques in primarily classical simulations to understand and predict properties of microscopic systems in materials science, physics, biology, and chemistry. Numerical algorithms, connections between simulation results and real properties of materials (structural or thermodynamic), and statistical and systematic error estimation using real simulation programs. Simulation project comprised of scientific research, algorithm development, and …
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy
25 Apr 2012 | Courses | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu
[Illinois] Introduction to Bioinformatics
24 Jan 2012 | Courses | Contributor(s): Saurabh Sinha
Saurabh Sinha is currently an Associate Professor for the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2002
[Illinois] ECE 398: Electronic and Photonic Devices
07 Feb 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Kent D Choquette
Fall Semester, 2010
A first course on active and passive photonic devices and applications. Optical processes in dielectric and semiconductor materials discussed including waveguide propagation, confinement, electrical junctions, and emission/absorption. Active and passive photonic components such as light emitting diodes, lasers, photodetectors, liquid crystals, and optical fiber introduced as well as optical communication and display system applications. The cellular phone and its …