20.430J | Fall 2015 | Graduate

Fields, Forces, and Flows in Biological Systems

Course Description

This course covers the fundamental driving forces for transport—chemical gradients, electrical interactions, and fluid flow—as applied to the biology and biophysics of molecules, cells, and tissues.
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A model of the protein Avidin. In its tetrameric form, avidin is estimated to be between 66–69 kDa in size.
The protein avidin is found in egg whites. In Lecture 9, avidin’s use in drug discovery is discussed. (Courtesy of Jawahar Swaminathan and MSD staff at the European Bioinformatics Institute; image in the public domain.)