Details of LS2103 (Autumn 2016)

Level: 2 Type: Theory Credits: 2.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS2103 Biophysics Neelanjana Sengupta


  • Heat as a form of energy: Concept of free energy; free energy transduction; order/disorder in biology; forces and energies

  • Molecular interactions: Physical basis and implications in biology

  • Dimensions and Units: Dimensional analysis; biomolecules dimensions, arrangements, internal energies

  • Special properties of water: Importance in biology

  • Overview of structures inside cells: Dimensions, crowding, basic functioning principles, timescales of cellular processes; energies/forces inside live cells. Modes of information transfer;

  • Distributions in nature: Origin, implications


  1. Philip C. Nelson, Biological Physics,Updated Edition, W. H. Freeman (2004)

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 3 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed