Checking date: 20/06/2022


Course: 2022/2023

Biophysics 2: Systems and synthetic biology. Computational biology
(18319)
Study: Bachelor in Engineering Physics (363)


Coordinating teacher: LEON CANSECO, CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
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Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
It is recomended to have completed satisfactorily Biophysics 1: Molecular, celular and tissular physics biology, Biología física molecular, celular y tisular
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to "omic" technologies 2. Omic integration and biomedical applications 3. Introduction to biological networks and Systems Biology. Analysis of collective properties in systems of interacting components 4. Gene regulatory and protein-protein interaction networks 5 Metabolic networks and disease networks 6. Introduction to Neurosciences: Modeling the brain and the nervous system 7. Introduction to Synthetic Biology. Synthetic Biology circuits 8. Modeling biological systems. Logic circuits. 9. Metabolic engineering. Minimal cells. 10. Biomedical applications of Synthetic Biology
Learning activities and methodology
AF1. THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. Knowledge and concepts students mustacquire. Receive course notes and will have basic reference texts.Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems AF2. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher.Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/ 100% on- site attendance. AF3. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK.Subjects with 6 credits have 98 hours/0% on-site. AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction. AF9. FINAL EXAM. Global assessment of knowledge, skills and capacities acquired throughout the course. It entails 4 hours/100% on-site AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction. MD1. THEORY CLASS. Classroom presentations by the teacher with IT and audiovisual support in which the subject`s main concepts are developed, while providing material and bibliography to complement student learning MD2. PRACTICAL CLASS. Resolution of practical cases and problem, posed by the teacher, and carried out individually or in a group MD3. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring sessions) or in-group (group tutoring sessions) for students with teacher as tutor. Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/100% on-site. MD6. LABORATORY PRACTICAL SESSIONS. Applied/experimental learning/teaching in workshops and laboratories under the tutor's supervision.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Natalie Kuldell PhD., Rachel Bernstein, Karen Ingram, Kathryn M Hart. Synthetic Biology in the Lab. BioBuilder. 2015
  • Uri Alon. An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits. Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Biology. 2006

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.