8.592J / HST.452J Statistical Physics in Biology, Spring 2005
Author(s)Mirny, Leonid; Kardar, Mehran
Statistical Physics in Biology
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Statistical Physics in Biology is a survey of problems at the interface of statistical physics and modern biology. Topics include: bioinformatic methods for extracting information content of DNA; gene finding, sequence comparison, and phylogenetic trees; physical interactions responsible for structure of biopolymers; DNA double helix, secondary structure of RNA, and elements of protein folding; considerations of force, motion, and packaging; protein motors, membranes. We also look at collective behavior of biological elements, cellular networks, neural networks, and evolution.
Bioinformatics, DNA, gene finding, sequence comparison, phylogenetic trees, biopolymers, DNA double helix, secondary structure of RNA, protein folding, protein motors, membranes, cellular networks, neural networks, evolution