Physics (Biological Physics)
**NEW PROGRAM**
The B.Sc. Major Physics: Biological Physics program keeps a strong core of foundational physics and specializes through courses in biology, mathematics, physiology, computer science, and chemistry. Complementary courses provide background in molecular and cell biology, computer science, and organic chemistry, whereas introductory and advanced biophysics courses offered by the Physics Department as integrative courses. This program provides students with the skills necessary to continue on to graduate studies in biophysics/biological physics, or for research careers in hospital, industrial, or university settings.
DETAILED PROGRAM OUTLINE
Program Requirement:
The B.Sc. Major Physics: Biological Physics program keeps a strong core of foundational physics and specializes through courses in biology, mathematics, physiology, computer science, and chemistry. Complementary courses provide background in molecular and cell biology, computer science, and organic chemistry, whereas introductory and advanced biophysics courses offered by the Physics Department as integrative courses. This program provides students with the skills necessary to continue on to graduate studies in biophysics/biological physics, or for research careers in hospital, industrial, or university settings.
Required Courses (63 credits)
BioPhysical Science Core (27 credits)

BIOL 219 Intro to Phys Bio of the Cell 4 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Biology (Sci): This course is an introduction to molecular and cell biology, using a physical biology perspective. New technologies and methodologies, both experimental and computational, are embedded in the presentation of each topic.
Offered by: Biology
 Prerequisite(s): 1 year of college calculus, chemistry, and physics or equivalents, BIOL 112 or equivalent
 Corequisite(s): MATH 222 and CHEM 212
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking ANAT 212, BIOC 212, BIOL 200, and BIOL 201.
 Restricted to students in Computer ScienceBiology, BiologyMathematics, PhysiologyPhysics, PhysiologyMathematics, BiologyQuantitative Biology, ChemistryBiophysical Chemistry, and PhysicsBiological Physics options.
 This course is meant to prepare students for related 300level courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Stephanie C Weber, Jacalyn M Vogel, Alanna J Watt, Adam Hendricks

BIOL 395 Quantitative Biology Seminar 1 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Biology (Sci): Overview of concepts and current research in quantitative biology; theoretical ecology and evolution, computational biology, and physical biology.
Offered by: Biology
 Fall
 Prerequisites: BIOL 219; or BIOL 200 plus BIOL 201 or ANAT 212 or BIOC 212; CHEM 212; COMP 202 or COMP 204 or COMP 250; MATH 222; or permission of instructor.
 Restriction: Only open to U2 students in the following programs: B.Sc.; Major and Honours in Biology; Quantitative Biology, B.Sc.; Major and Honours Computer Science and Biology, B.Sc.; Major Biology and Mathematics, B.Sc.; Major Physiology and Mathematics, B.Sc.; Major Physiology and Physics, B.Sc.; Major and Honours Chemistry; Biophysical Chemistry, and B.Sc.; Major and Honours Physics; Biological Physics.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Arnold L Hayer

CHEM 212 Intro Organic Chemistry 1 4 Credits*
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: A survey of reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds including modern concepts of bonding, mechanisms, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Fall, Winter, Summer
 Prerequisite: CHEM 110 or equivalent.
 Corequisite: CHEM 120 or equivalent.
 Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken CHEM 211 or equivalent
 Each lab section is limited enrolment
 Note: Some CEGEP programs provide equivalency for this course. For more information, please see the Department of Chemistry's Web page (http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/outside/equivalent.htm).
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Danielle K Vlaho, Michel Daoust, Laura Pavelka, Hanadi Sleiman
 Laura Pavelka, Danielle K Vlaho

MATH 222 Calculus 3 3 Credits*
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: MATH 141. Familiarity with vector geometry or Corequisite: MATH 133
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP course 201303 or MATH 150, MATH 151 or MATH 227
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Jeremy D Macdonald
 Jérôme Fortier

MATH 223 Linear Algebra 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of matrix algebra, determinants and systems of linear equations. Vector spaces, linear operators and their matrix representations, orthogonality. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of Hermitian matrices. Applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall and Winter
 Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students in Mathematics programs nor to students who have taken or are taking MATH 236, MATH 247 or MATH 251. It is open to students in Faculty Programs
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Djivede A Kelome
 Jeremy D Macdonald

MATH 315 Ordinary Differential Eqns 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): First order ordinary differential equations including elementary numerical methods. Linear differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: MATH 222.
 Corequisite: MATH 133.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 325.
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Rosalie BélangerRioux

MATH 323 Probability 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Sample space, events, conditional probability, independence of events, Bayes' Theorem. Basic combinatorial probability, random variables, discrete and continuous univariate and multivariate distributions. Independence of random variables. Inequalities, weak law of large numbers, central limit theorem.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisites: MATH 141 or equivalent.
 Restriction: Intended for students in Science, Engineering and related disciplines, who have had differential and integral calculus
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 356
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 David B Wolfson, Djivede A Kelome

PHYS 319 Introduction to Biophysics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Emerging physical approaches and quantitative measurement techniques are providing new insights into longstanding biological questions. This course will present underlying physical theory, quantitative measurement techniques, and significant findings in molecular and cellular biophysics. Principles covered include Brownian motion, low Reynoldsnumber environments, forces relevant to cells and molecules, chemical potentials, and free energies. These principles are applied to enzymes as molecular machines, membranes, DNA, and RNA.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter. Students with training in physics and biology will be wellsuited to the course.
 Prerequisites: BIOL 200 or BIOL 219; MATH 222; PHYS 230 and (PHYS 232 or PHYS 253), or permission of the instructor.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking BIOL 319
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Paul W Wiseman

PHYS 329 Stat Physics w/ Biophys Appl 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: This interdisciplinary course introduces Statistical Physics illustrated with modern biophysical applications. Principles covered include partition functions, Boltzmann distribution, bosons, fermions, Bose Einstein condensates, Ferni gases, chemical potential, thermodynamical forces, biochemical kinetics, and an introduction to noise and phase transitions in biology.
Offered by: Physics
 Prerequisite(s): [BIOL 219 and (PHYS 253 or PHYS 232 or CHEM 345)] or permission of the instructor
 Restriction(s): Not opened to students having taken PHYS 333, PHYS 362, or CHEM 365
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Sabrina Leslie
* Students who have taken the equivalent of CHEM 212 or MATH 222 can make up the credits with complementary 3 or 4 credits courses in consultation wit the program adviser.
Biology and Mathematics (6 credits)

BIOL 202 Basic Genetics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Biology (Sci): Introduction to basic principles, and to modern advances, problems and applications in the genetics of higher and lower organisms with examples representative of the biological sciences.
Offered by: Biology
 Winter, Summer
 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial
 Prerequisite: BIOL 200.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking LSCI 204.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Nam Sung Moon, Laura Nilson, Tamara L Western

MATH 314 Advanced Calculus 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Derivative as a matrix. Chain rule. Implicit functions. Constrained maxima and minima. Jacobians. Multiple integration. Line and surface integrals. Theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss. Fourier series with applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisites: MATH 133, MATH 222
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 248
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Charles Roth
Physics (30 credits)

PHYS 230 Dynamics of Simple Systems 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Translational motion under Newton's laws; forces, momentum, work/energy theorem. Special relativity; Lorentz transforms, relativistic mechanics, mass/energy equivalence. Topics in rotational dynamics. Noninertial frames.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 131.
 Corequisite: MATH 222
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 251
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Keshav Dasgupta

PHYS 232 Heat and Waves 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: The laws of thermodynamics and their consequences. Thermodynamics of PVT systems and simple heat engines. Free, driven, and damped harmonic oscillators. Coupled systems and normal modes. Fourier methods. Wave motion and dispersion. The wave equation.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 142, and CEGEP chemistry or CHEM 120, and PHYS 230.
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 253
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Robert E Rutledge

PHYS 241 Signal Processing 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Linear circuit elements, resonance, network theorems, diodes, transistors, amplifiers, feedback, integrated circuits.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 2 hours lectures; 3 hours laboratory alternate weeks
 Prerequisite: CEGEP physics or PHYS 142.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Matthew Adam Dobbs

PHYS 257 Experimental Methods 1 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Introductory laboratory work and data analysis as related to mechanics, optics and thermodynamics. Introduction to computers as they are employed for laboratory work, for data analysis and for numerical computation. Previous experience with computers is an asset, but is not required.
Offered by: Physics
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Bradley J Siwick

PHYS 258 Experimental Methods 2 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Advanced laboratory work and data analysis as related to mechanics, optics and thermodynamics. Computers will be employed routinely for data analysis and for numerical computation, and, particularly, to facilitate the use of Fourier methods.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 6 hours of laboratory and classroom work
 Prerequisite: PHYS 257
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Thomas Brunner

PHYS 340 Majors Electricity & Magnetism 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: The electrostatic field and scalar potential. Dielectric properties of matter. Energy in the electrostatic field. Methods for solving problems in electrostatics. The magnetic field. Induction and inductance. Energy in the magnetic field. Magnetic properties of matter. Maxwell's equations. The dipole approximation.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: CEGEP physics or PHYS 142, MATH 222
 Corequisite: MATH 314
 Restriction: Not open to students who have passed PHYS 242 or PHYS 350
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Robert E Rutledge

PHYS 342 Majors Electromagnetic Waves 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Maxwell's equations. The wave equation. The electromagnetic wave, reflection, refraction, polarization. Guided waves. Transmission lines and wave guides. Vector potential. Radiation. The elemental dipole; the halfwave dipole; vertical dipole; folded dipoles; Yagi antennas. Accelerating charged particles.
Offered by: Physics
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Guillaume Gervais

PHYS 446 Majors Quantum Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: de Broglie waves, Bohr atom. Schroedinger equation, wave functions, observables. One dimensional potentials. Schroedinger equation in three dimensions. Angular momentum, hydrogen atom. Spin, experimental consequences.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: PHYS 230 and PHYS 232, or PHYS 251
 Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 357 or PHYS 457
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Jack C Childress

PHYS 449 Majors Research Project 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: A supervised research project.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter or Summer
 6 hours
 Restrictions: U2 or U3 students in a Physics program, or permission of the instructor.
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Guillaume Gervais
 Guillaume Gervais

PHYS 519 Advanced Biophysics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: An advanced biophysics course, with a special emphasis on stochastic and out of equilibrium physical processes in living matter.
Offered by: Physics
 Prerequisites: (PHYS 329 or PHYS 333 or PHYS 362 or MATH 437) and (PHYS 340 or PHYS 350), or permission of the instructor.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Paul Francois
Complementary Courses
(1819 credits)
3 credits selected from:

COMP 202 Foundations of Programming 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Computer Science (Sci): Introduction to computer programming in a high level language: variables, expressions, primitive types, methods, conditionals, loops. Introduction to algorithms, data structures (arrays, strings), modular software design, libraries, file input/output, debugging, exception handling. Selected topics.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisite: a CEGEP level mathematics course
 Restrictions: COMP 202 and COMP 208 cannot both be taken for credit. COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students interested in scientific computation. COMP 202 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Elizabeth Patitsas, Giulia Alberini
 Giulia Alberini

COMP 250 Intro to Computer Science 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Computer Science (Sci): Mathematical tools (binary numbers, induction, recurrence relations, asymptotic complexity, establishing correctness of programs), Data structures (arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary trees, binary search trees, heaps, hash tables), Recursive and nonrecursive algorithms (searching and sorting, tree and graph traversal). Abstract data types, inheritance. Selected topics.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisites: Familiarity with a high level programming language and CEGEP level Math.
 Students with limited programming experience should take COMP 202 or equivalent before COMP 250. See COMP 202 Course Description for a list of topics.
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Michael Langer, Giulia Alberini
 Reihaneh Rabbany, Giulia Alberini
3 credits selected from:

PHYS 328 Electronics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Semiconductor devices, basic transistor circuits, operational amplifiers, combinatorial and sequential logic, integrated circuits, analogue to digital converters. The laboratory component covers design, construction and testing of basic electronic circuits.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 2 hours lectures; 3 hours laboratory
 Prerequisite: PHYS 241 or permission of instructor
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Brigitte Vachon

PHYS 331 Topics in Classical Mechanics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Forced and damped oscillators, Newtonian mechanics in three dimensions, rotational motion, Lagrangian mechanics, small vibrations, normal modes. Introduction to Hamiltonian mechanics.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisite: PHYS 230
 Corequisite: MATH 315
 Restriction: Not open to students having passed PHYS 451 or PHYS 351
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Simon P CaronHuot
3 credits selected from:

PHYS 339 Measurements Lab in Gen Phys 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Introduction to modern techniques of measurement. The use of computers in performing and analysing experiments. Data reduction, statistical methods, report writing. Extensive use of computers is made in this laboratory; therefore some familiarity with computers and computing is an advantage.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 6 hours
 Prerequisite: PHYS 241 or permission of instructor
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Walter Reisner

PHYS 439 Majors Lab in Modern Physics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Advanced level experiments in modern physics stressing quantum effects and some properties of condensed matter.
Offered by: Physics
 Fall
 6 hours
 Prerequisite: PHYS 339.
 Corequisite: PHYS 446
 Restriction: Not open to students with credit in PHYS 359 except with permission of instructor
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Jack C Childress
3 credits selected from:

CHEM 514 Biophysical Chemistry 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Chemistry: Physical chemistry concepts needed to understand the function of biological systems at the molecular level, including the structure, stability, transport, and interactions of biological macromolecules.
Offered by: Chemistry
 Winter
 Prerequisite: CHEM 203 or CHEM 204 or CHEM 223 and CHEM 243, or permission of instructor.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 404.
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 This course is not scheduled for the 20192020 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20192020 academic year

MATH 437 Mathematical Meth in Biology 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): The formulation and treatment of realistic mathematical models describing biological phenomena through qualitative and quantitative mathematical techniques (e.g. local and global stability theory, bifurcation analysis and phase plane analysis) and numerical simulation. Concrete and detailed examples will be drawn from molecular and cellular biology and mammalian physiology.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 This course is offered in the winter semester.
 Prerequisites: MATH 315 or MATH 325, and MATH 323 or MATH 356, a CEGEP or higher level computer programming course
 Corequisite: MATH 326 or MATH 376
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 Winter 2020
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 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20192020 academic year

PHGY 425 Analyzing Physiological Sys. 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physiology: An introduction to quantitative analysis of physiological data, both to the mode of thinking and to a set of tools that allows accurate predictions of biological systems. Examples will range from oscillating genetic networks to understanding higher brain function. Modelling and data analysis through examples and exercises will be emphasized.
Offered by: Physiology
 Prerequisite: PHGY 311, PHGY 314, BIOL 200 or permission from instructor.
 Note: Enrolment limited to 20 students.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Erik P Cook, Mladen I Glavinovic, Curtis L Baker, Maurice Chacron, Uri David Akavia

PHYS 432 Physics of Fluids 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: The physical properties of fluids. The kinematics and dynamics of flow. The effects of viscosity and turbulence. Applications of fluid mechanics in biophysics, geophysics and engineering.
Offered by: Physics
 Winter
 3 hours lectures
 Prerequisites: PHYS 230, MATH 223, MATH 314, MATH 315
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHYS 332.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Sang Yong Jeon

PHYS 434 Optics 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: Fundamental concepts of optics, including applications and modern developments. Light propagation in media; geometric optics and optical instruments; polarization and coherence properties of light; interference and interferometry; diffraction theory and applications in spectrometry and imaging; Fourier optics; selected special topics such as holography, lasers, beam optics, photonic crystals, advanced spectroscopy, stellar interferometry, quantum optics.
Offered by: Physics
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 Fall 2019
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 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20192020 academic year

PHYS 447 Applications of Quantum Mech. 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Physics: One electron atoms, radiation, multielectron atoms, molecular bonds. Selected topics from condensed matter, nuclear and elementary particle physics.
Offered by: Physics
 Prerequisite(s): PHYS 446
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHYS 436.
 Restriction(s): Not open to students in Honours Physics or in Joint Honours in Mathematics and Physics.
 1. Winter
 2. 3 hours lectures
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Tamar PeregBarnea
6 to 7 credits selected from:

BIOL 300 Molecular Biology of the Gene 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Biology (Sci): A survey of current knowledge and approaches in the area of regulation of gene expression, posttranscriptional control of gene expression, and signal transduction.
Offered by: Biology
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Frieder B Schöck, Nam Sung Moon

BIOL 301 Cell and Molecular Laboratory 4 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Biology (Sci): An introduction to laboratory techniques with a focus on methods used to investigate fundamental questions in modern cell and molecular biology. Techniques including gene cloning, DNA and protein isolation and manipulation are covered, along with functional analysis of genes and proteins, basic bioinformatics, and computerbased experimental design and data analysis.
Offered by: Biology
 Fall or Winter
 1 hour lecture and one 6hour laboratory
 Prerequisites: PHYS 102 or PHYS 142, BIOL 200, BIOL 201 or ANAT/BIOC 212, and BIOL 202. BIOL 206 recommended.
 Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking BIOC 300. Requires departmental approval.
 For approval email annemarie.sdicu [at] mcgill.ca. Specify your ID number as well as the term and two lab day preferences.
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 Fall 2019
 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Huanquan Zheng, Paul M Harrison, Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe
 Huanquan Zheng, Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe

BIOL 303 Developmental Biology 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Biology (Sci): A consideration of the fundamental processes and principles operating during embryogenesis. Experimental analyses at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels will be presented and discussed to provide an overall appreciation of developmental phenomena.
Offered by: Biology
 Winter
 3 hours lecture and 1 hour optional tutorial
 Prerequisites: BIOL 200, and BIOL 201 or ANAT/BIOC 212.
 Corequisites: BIOL 202. BIOL 300 strongly recommended.
 Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken ANAT 381.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Abigail Gerhold, Yong Rao, Daniel Dufort

BIOL 306 Neural Basis of Behaviour 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Biology (Sci): Neural mechanisms of animal behaviour; neuroethology; cellular neurophysiology, integrative networks within nervous systems; neural control of movement; processing of sensory information.
Offered by: Biology
 Fall
 3 hours lecture
 Prerequisites: PHYS 102 or PHYS 142 or CEGEP Physics and one of the following: BIOL 201, ANAT 212, BIOC 212 or NSCI 200
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PSYC 308.
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Jon Sakata, Joseph Alan Dent, Alanna J Watt

BIOL 313 Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Biology (Sci): Cell biology of eukaryotes focusing on the assembly and function of cellular structures, the regulation of transcription; the dynamics of the cytoskeleton and its motors; mechanics of cell division; cell cycle and checkpoints; nuclear dynamics; chromosome structure and behaviour and experimental techniques.
Offered by: Biology
 Winter
 3 hours lecture and 1 hour optional tutorial
 Prerequisites: BIOL 200 and BIOL 201 or ANAT 212/BIOC 212 and BIOL 202.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Stephanie C Weber

BIOL 316 Biomembranes and Organelles 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Biology (Sci): The course focuses on biomembranes and subcellular organelles and their implications for disease. The topics include: protein and lipid biochemistry, membrane structure and transport; intracellular compartmentalization, protein sorting and modification, intracellular membrane trafficking; energy transfer, organization and dynamics of chloroplasts and mitochondria; extracellular matrix and cell walls.
Offered by: Biology
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 Fall 2019
 Instructors
 Huanquan Zheng, Alanna J Watt

BIOL 551 Principles of Cellular Control 3 Credits
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Offered in the:Biology (Sci): Fundamental principles of cellular control, with cell cycle control as a major theme. Biological and physical concepts are brought to bear on control in healthy cells..
Offered by: Biology
 Winter
 3 hours lecture
 Revised Prerequisite: CHEM 115 or 120, MATH 133 and 141, PHYS 142; or equivalents. BIOL 201 or ANAT/BIOC 212. Recommended: COMP 202, PHYS 230 and BIOL/PHYS 319.
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 Winter 2020
 Instructors
 Jacalyn M Vogel, Paul Francois, Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe, Stephanie Weber, Arnold Hayer, Abigail Gerhold