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MSE 498: Computational Materials Science and Engineering
30 Mar 2015 | | 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.,...
[Illinois] Biophysics 401: Introduction to Biophysics
17 Sep 2015 | | 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...
[Illinois] ECE 398: Electronic and Photonic Devices
07 Feb 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Kent D Choquette
Fall Semester, 2010A 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...
[Illinois] ECE 416: Biosensors
07 Feb 2013 | | 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...
[Illinois] ECE 564: Modern Light Microscopy
11 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu
Current research topics in modern light microscopy: optics principles (statistical optics, Gaussian optics, elastic light scattering, dynamic light scattering); traditional microscopy (bright field, dark field, DIC, phase contract, confocal, epi-fluorescence, confocal fluorescence); current...
[Illinois] Introduction to Bioinformatics
24 Jan 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Saurabh Sinha
[Illinois] MCB 493 Neural Systems Modeling
29 Oct 2013 | | 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...
[Illinois] MCB 529 BRH Biological Rhythms in Health and Disease
30 Dec 2013 | | 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] PHYS466 2013: Atomic Scale Simulations
06 Feb 2013 | | 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...
[Illinois] Physics 550 Biomolecular Physics
05 Sep 2013 | | 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...
[Illinois] Physics 598BP: Experimental Biophysics
11 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Paul R Selvin
This course provides training in advanced biophysical techniques through hands-on laboratory exercises and weekly lectures as background. Topics will cover general optical and fluorescence spectroscopy, introduction to various microscope techniques - wide field, bright field, DIC,...