This course teaches theory and application of the spectroscopic methods that are used in the life sciences. Examples are spectroscopy in the ultraviolett and visible spectral range, infrared and Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence, circular dichroism and electron paramagentic resonance. It also discusses several important life processes and illustrates how spectroscopic methods are applied to understand these processes. Laboratory course work provides hands-on experience with some of the most common spectroscopic methods. No high-resolution methods are discussed in order to avoid overlap with the Structural biochemistry course.
Time: The course is given May-June (period D).
Contact: Andreas Barth