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Biophysics and Quantitative Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
27960 USD/year
27960 USD/year
12942 USD/year
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About

The Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign serves physical and computer science students who are interested in applying their knowledge to biology, as well as students with a biological background interested in instrumentation, computation, and physical aspects of biology.

Overview

Overview

The cooperation and cross-training of scientists with engineering, physical sciences, and life sciences backgrounds has infused biology with powerful technologies and exciting new paradigms. Close interactions between theory and experiments have led to fundamental advances in our understanding of the physical basis of life. Now biology is undergoing a transformation with application of modern computational methods and advanced experimental tools to solve problems of unprecedented complexity.

The Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is interdisciplinary, consisting of over 40 faculty members who have their home departments in Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Computer Engineering, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Microbiology, and the Medical School. The Center serves as the interface between faculty research programs in experimental biophysics and quantitative and computational biology, with common interests in elucidating the physical basis of biological phenomena. The graduate degree program of the Center offers training in all aspects of this rapidly growing area.

In experimental biophysics, faculty research includes:

  • single molecule spectroscopy
  • structural biology
  • fluorescence microscopy
  • neurophysiology
  • enzyme mechanisms
  • electron and proton transfer
  • magnetic resonance
  • protein and RNA folding
  • molecular dynamics
  • systems biology

In quantitative, computational, and theoretical biology, current research by Center faculty utilizes a wide range of computer platforms to simulate diverse biological phenomena at many levels - from individual macromolecules and systems of interacting molecules, to membranes and single cells, to networks of neurons and higher order structures, and even populations of organisms. Center faculty members are also developing bioinformatics tools to create and search biological databases, to provide input for functional analysis and simulations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Biophysics
  • Brain, Behavior & Info Process
  • Photosynthesis
  • Biomolecular Physics
  • Computational Chemical Biology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Biophysics specific questions
  • Passport (international applicants only)
  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted by recommenders)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27960 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27960 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12942 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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