Necessary knowledge for doing Biophysics?

phyalan
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Necessary knowledge for doing Biophysics?

Postby phyalan » Fri May 04, 2012 11:08 am

Dear all, my major is physics and mathematics in UG and I am planning to do biophysics for my PhD but I am not sure what sorts of physics or mathematics theory/knowledge will be essential/helpful to start my path. Is there anyone who are already in this field and can provide me with some advice? Thank you very much! :D

CarlBrannen
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Re: Necessary knowledge for doing Biophysics?

Postby CarlBrannen » Sat May 05, 2012 6:47 pm

The biophys class I took was mostly thermodynamics, particularly the Gibbs potential.

As far as going from physics / math to biophys, the big thing is learning the chemistry.

phyalan
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Re: Necessary knowledge for doing Biophysics?

Postby phyalan » Wed May 09, 2012 10:54 pm

Thank you for your advice CarlBrannen. I am currently reviewing my chemistry, however, at first year level only. I would also like to if it would be beneficial if I know something about dynamical system, such as bifurcation theory or something like that?




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