SCSK 542 Membrane Biophysics and Electrophysiology

Departmental Faculty

This selective introduces the basics of membrane biophysics, specifically introducing electrophysiological methods for studying cell membranes, ion channels and receptors. The course will be evaluated based on joint writing of a short review-type paper of a related assigned topic and a presentation given by the student. It contains lectures, interactive sessions with discussions and writing of a short communication article or conference abstract related to the basics of membrane biophysics and electrophysiology methodology. The course is relevant for understanding some of the current methodology used in drug development for treatment of diseases, such as various channelopathies. The course director will assign tasks (writing summaries, abstracts, or short proceedings/ reviews) to each student based on the level of the student’s education and related to diseases and drug development.