Code: 17AMPBTR Biotransport
Lecturer:  Weekly load: 2+1 Assessment: Z,ZK
Department: 17101 Credits: 4 Semester: W
Transport processes are underlying all functions of living organisms. Mechanisms by which these processes take place, and models that describe them, are the subjects of this course. From the principles of thermo-dynamics and the organization of the cell, the transports will be described in terms of their molecular structure, their function and features, and their integration into tissues and organs. The courses will be of interest to students who wish to understand and interpret transport experiments in biological systems and to predict performance or behaviour from transport data. Each lecture will provide engineering problems to solve (exercises), some lectures will be illustrated by demonstrations.
1.Membrane thermodynamics
2.The Cell
3.Membrane proteins
4.Neural signalling
5.Genesis and use of mechanical force
6.Transcellular transports
7.Gas transports
8.Transports in artificial organs
Recommended literature:
1.Kucera,P., basic support, outlines of lectures given in advance
2.Fournier, Ronald L.: Basic transport phenomena in biomedical engineering. 2nd ed. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2007. 450 p. ISBN-13: 9781591690269, ISBN-10: 1591690269 (recommended)
3.Truskey, G.A. Yuan, F., and Katz, D.: Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems. 1st ed. Prentice Hall: Pearson, NewJersey, USA, 2004. 811 pp. (2nd ed. 2009)(recommended)
4.Morton H. Friedman: Principles and Models of Biological Transport, 2nd ed. Springer, 2008, 510 p. 150 illus., ISBN: 978-0-387-79239-2 (For deep understanding and mathematical formalism)