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Master of Science in Biophysics

16380 2021-10-18

General Courses for all Biophysics Groups:
BP 601 Bioelectronics

Construction and circuits of: Preamplifier, amplifier, cathode ray oscilloscope and biological stimulators – Advanced measuring insturments.

BP 602 Mathematical Biophysics
Curve and equation fitting – Roots finding – Fourier analysis – Laplace transform – Some special theories – Poissan series and biological applications – Monte carlo simulation.

BP 603 Biophysical Chemistry
Biological macromolecules – Cellular energy conversion – Molecular transport of living systems – Biophysical approach of biological system – Chemistry of light and vision.

BP 604 Computer Science and its Application in Biophysics
Microprocessors – Interfacing and programming – Multi layer neural networks – Multi layer model – Numerical method of integration – Modeling of biophysical problems with programming.

BP 605 Statistical Biophysics
Distribution functions – Debye theorem – Degenerate gases – System of interacting particles (Gibbs method) – Theory of fluctuations – Phase transitions.

Special Courses:
I- Cell and Membrane Biophysics Group

BP 610 Membrane Modeling
Probability models – Modeling process – Mathematical analysis of physiological models – Models of electrically excitable cells.

BP 611 Liposomes and their Applications
Liposomes characteristics – Preparation – Stability – Storage – Encapsulation – Techniques – Advantages and uses.

BP 612 Molecular Structure of Cell and Membrane
Structure and composition – Membrane models and channels – Membrane properties – Ions transport – Microscopic study.

BP 613 Fluorescence Spectra for Cell Biological Compounds
Energy levels and absorption spectra, fluorescence spectrum and efficiency – Life time – Emission and absorption properties – Applications on cell biological compounds.

BP 614 Electrical Properties of Living Membranes
Theoretical basis – Biopotentials – Electrical equivalent circuit – Cable theory – Electrical signals of excitable structures – Passive and active electrical properties.

II- Radiation Biophysics Group
BP 620 Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation Effects on Biological Systems

Nature of radiation – Measurements – Ionization mechanisms – Biological effects.

BP 621 Detectors and Dosimeters
Theoretical basis – Types – Construction and functional mechanisms – Biological effects.

BP 622 Radiation Protection and Health Physics
Safety criteria and regulations – Methods of radiation protection – Shielding – Evaluation of protective measures – Internal radiation protection – Contamination limits.

BP 623 Radiation Immunity
Functions of immune system – cell and tissue of immune response – Antigen – Antibody – Defense – Allergy and auto immunity – Transplantation – Cancer and immunity.

BP 624 Environmental Radiation Pollution
Man’s environment of radiation – Sources and scales – Permissible dose – Methods for detection and measurements.

III- Molecular Biophysics Group
BP 630 Macromolecules Spectra

Elementary physics of macromolecules – Scattering – Physical model for production of spectra – Spectrophotometers – Spectroscopy of biopolymers - Measurements of molecular weight.

BP 631 Molecular Quantum Mechanics
Methods of second quantization – Formal properties of Green functions - Hartree – Fock theory – Random phase approximation – Kubo formula for electrical conductivity – Density fluctuations in an electron gas.

BP 632 Biophysical and Biochemical Techniques
Microelectrodes – Electrophoresis – Chromatography – Colorimetry – Spectrophotometry – Ultrasound and microwave.

BP 633 Molecular Structure Modeling of Biomolecules
Structure and composition – Mechanisms of ionic and molecular transport – Probability models – Modeling process – Mathematical Analysis – Molecular models.

BP 634 Bioenergetics
Biological energy flow – Photosynthesis – Fermentation and respiration – Energy transduction – Contractility.

IV- Medical Biophysics Group
BP 640 Molecular Biophysics

Elementary physics of macromolecules – Basic enzyme behavior – Artificial membrane – Energy transduction – Techniques and applications.

BP 641 Substitutional Biomaterials
Surface chemistry of materials – Metals as implant materials – Polymers and plastics – Ceramics – Tissue reactions – Dental implants.

BP 642 Tomography in Medicine
Radiation quality – Clinical applications of electron beam – Electron beam characteristics – Fluoroscopy – X-ray slices of the body (CAT) - -camera – Applications.

BP 643 Bioenergetics
Biological energy flow – Photosynthesis – Fermentation and respiration – Energy transduction – Contractility.

BP 644 Radiobiology and Protection
Nature of radiation – Measurements – Ionization mechanisms – Biological effects – Safety criteria and regulations – Methods of radiation protection – Shielding – Evaluation of protective measures – Internal radiation protection – Contamination limits.

V- Communication and Control Biophysics Group
BP 650 Central Nervous System Modeling

Mathematical models – Modeling process – Probability model – Formulation of model - Feedback control and stability – Nerve conduction models – Neuron modeling.

BP 651 Neural Network and Methods of Information Transition in Living Bodies
Network physiology – Natural behavior - Information theory – Sensory coding – Economy of nerve impulse – Learning in biology.

BP 652 Neural Physics
Neuron structure – Types – Functions – Nerve conduction – Impulse propagation mechanisms – Neural network – Physical properties – Brain activity.

BP 653 Artificial Intelligence
Complexity of automate, brain and behavior – Model neuron – Adequate locomotion strategies – Approach to brain function – Psychological approach.

BP 654 Electrical Properties of Living Cells
Theoretical basis – Biopotentials – Electrical equivalent circuit – Passive and active electrical properties.