Basics

September

Maths - L. Navoret

This course will allow the students from Chemistry/Physics/Biology backgrounds to be exposed to the basics in Maths.

  • Differential Calculus
  • Solving Partial Differential Equation
  • Stochastic differential equation and Brownian motion
  • Cell Displacements and collective effects : examples with Vicsek models and comparisons with
    experiments
  • Novelties in Mathematical Biology

September

Chemistry - Gad Fuks

This course will allow the students from Maths/Physics/Biology backgrounds to be exposed to the basics in Chemistry.

  • Basics in Chemical Biology : basic reactions
  • Basic reasoning and strategies in synthesis
  • Classical methods for characterisations
  • Novelty in Chemical Biology

September

Physics - T. Charitat / F. Thalmann

This course will allow the students from Maths/Chemistry/Biology backgrounds to be exposed to the basics in Physics.

  • Life at low Reynolds number
  • Energy, minimization of energy
  • Elasticity : examples with polymers and with simple visco-elastic materials
  • Physics of membrane : examples with caveolae
  • Hydrodynamics : the Navier-Stokes equation
  • Scaling
  • Phase transition
  • Novelties in Physics

September

Biology - C. Gally

This course will allow the students from Physics/Chemistry/Biology backgrounds to be exposed to the basics in Biology.

  • DNA/RNA/protein
  • Prokaryotic cells/Eukaryotic cells : compartments and their functions
  • Multicellular organisms and model systems/plants
  • Signaling pathways : examples and meanings
  • The cytoskeleton
  • Basics in evolution
  • Novelties in Biology