BIP-32306 Biophotonics and Photosynthesis


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Group work4
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. H van Amerongen
Lecturer(s)dr. E Wientjes
ing. RBM Koehorst
dr. JC Hohlbein
dr. AN Bader
prof. dr. H van Amerongen
Examiner(s)prof. dr. H van Amerongen

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This course will on the one hand present and discuss advanced experimental methods that make use of light to study biological processes and on the other hand present and explain the physical aspects of light usage in biology. Strong emphasis will be put on the study of the molecular, (bio)physical aspects of photosynthesis.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- demonstrate that they have gained knowledge and insight in the aspects of biophotonics and photosynthesis as described under contents;
- be able to summarize, present and discuss state-of-the-art literature in the field.
In addition, students are expected to have gained extra experience in performing advanced spectroscopic experiments in photosynthesis, and in reporting their results orally and in writing.


- lectures;
- individual project/essay. Each participant delivers a short report and gives an oral presentation;
- problem solving and doing exercises;
- laboratory experiments in small groups.


- written report about literature project (30%)Poster presentation and oral presentations (30%);
- performance/active participation in tasks related to self study and active participation during lectures sessions (20%)Performance and active participation during practicals and tutorials (20%);
- each component needs a minimum mark of 5.0 to pass but the final overall average needs a 5.50 to pass;
- partial results remain valid during the same study year and the year after.


Required literature will be provided via Brightspace

Restricted Optional for: MMLMolecular Life SciencesMScD: Physical Chemistry2AF
MMLMolecular Life SciencesMScC: Physical Biology2AF