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Physics of Membranes and mRNA Lipid Nanoparticles – Übersicht

Lecture and Seminar in Lipid Nanoscience


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Zeit und Ort

Dienstags, 16 - 18 Uhr, Seminar, Seminarraum N110; hybrid (presence and zoom)

Note the time of the seminar has been changed to Tuesday 4pm-6pm
First lecture kl Phys HS N020 on tuesday 19.Oct 4pm.

The 2 hours seminar course including exercises accounts for 3 ECTS credit points.

The seminar course covers the physics of biological membranes: membrane elasticity, molecular dynamics of lipids, thermodynamics of lipid mixtures and electrostatics of membranes. The seminar will provide insights into the physics of self-assembly und molecular transport processes. Seminar topics will lead us into lipid-nanoscience and molecular mechanisms that govern the formation and efficiency of mRNA lipid nanoparticles, the indispensable nucleic acid delivery vehicles in mRNA based therapies and vaccination. The course will start with four introductory lectures followed by seminar talks presented by the participants. Students should be part of the physics masters programm. Basic knowledge in undergraduate physics, in particular statistical physics is required.

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Rob Philipps et al: Physical Biology Of The Cell
Mouristen: Life as a matter of fat
Erich Sackmann, Rudolf Merkel: 
Lehrbuch der Biophysik
P. Bassereau, P. Sens
: Physics of Biological Membranes
J.O. Rädler, C.R. Safinya: Lipid Handbook 

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Joachim Rädler