Prof. Kim Hamad-Schifferli
Prof. Linda Griffith
20.011J / 2.772J
This course provides an introduction to the physical chemistry of biological systems. Topics include: connection of macroscopic thermodynamic properties to microscopic molecular properties using statistical mechanics, chemical potentials, equilibrium states, binding cooperativity, behavior of macromolecules in solution and at interfaces, and solvation. Example problems include protein structure, genomic analysis, single molecule biomechanics, and biomaterials.
Hamad-Schifferli, Kim, and Linda Griffith. 20.011J Statistical Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems (BE.011J), Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biological-engineering/20-011j-statistical-thermodynamics-of-biomolecular-systems-be-011j-spring-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA