Course: Energy and Electron Transfer in Biological Systems

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Course title Energy and Electron Transfer in Biological Systems
Course code UFY/EET
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Polívka Tomáš, prof. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Molecule-radiation interaction, excited states, intermolecular interactions, excitons, theoretical description of energy transfer (Förster and Dexter transfer), coherent vs. incoherent energy transfer, exciton relaxation, theoretical description of electron transfer (Marcus theory), reorganization energy, experimental approaches used for measurements of energy and electron transfer

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Understanding of basic principles of energy and electron transfer in biological systems
Knowledge of general and quantum physics physics (basics of mechanics, thermodynamics, optics and atomic physics, quantum mechanics), knowledge of methods of mathematical analysis (derivation, integrals, differential equations, Fourier transformation)
Prerequisites
Knoeldge of general physics approximaely according to the courses Physics 1-4, Quantum Theory 1-2

Assessment methods and criteria
Systematic student observation, Colloquium

Passing colloquial exam
Recommended literature
  • Gilbert, A., J. Baggott. Essentials of Molecular Photochemistry, 1991..
  • H. van Amerongen et al.: Photosynthetic Excitons, 2000..
  • P. W. Atkins: Physical Chemistry.
  • P.W. Atkins: Molecular Quantum Mechanics.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biophysics (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biophysics (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biophysics (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biophysics (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biophysics (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer