362.138 Selected Topics - Biophysics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 4.0h, 5.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand fundamental physiological, physical and bioelectrical aspects of biophysics. They are further able to describe methods for bioelectrical measurements (e.g. Biointerfaces, patch-clamping, recording of biosignals using microelectrodes). The participants know basic methods for analyzing biosignals and are competent to summmarize some basic results of modern brain research. At the end of the lecture, the students will know the basic cell culture techniques and also the more common methods for their histomorphological and phenotypical characterization

Subject of course

The participants willl receive an introduction in different basic fields of biophysics wth a focus on understanding bioelectrical processes in the nervous system.

Teaching methods

The different lecturer present their special fields with the help of digital presentations. An four-hour hands-on training is offered where the students can operate an EEG measurement themselves and can simulate the electric behaviour of neurons with the "Neurons in action" program.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

The lecture part of this LVA will be offered as a block course beginning of march in the seminar room 362-1 in the second floor of the building CH, Nano-center Campus Gusshausstrasse 25-25a. Registration in TISS.



Course dates

Thu14:00 - 17:0004.03.2021 (LIVE)Biophysik Fachvertiefung Prof. Eugenius Kaniusas
Thu14:00 - 17:0011.03.2021 (LIVE)Biophysik Fachvertiefung Dr. Klaus Becker
Thu14:00 - 17:0018.03.2021 (LIVE)Biophysik Fachvertiefung Prof. Rattay
Thu14:00 - 17:0015.04.2021 (LIVE)Biophysik Fachvertiefung - Vortrag Dr. Sonia Lopez
Thu14:00 - 17:0022.04.2021 (LIVE)Biophysik Fachvertierfung Prof. Heinz Wanzenböck
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Written or oral exam at the end of the term or at another appointment. Writing a protocol for the lab course. Estimated duration of exam: 15-30 minutes.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.02.2021 08:00 02.03.2021 08:00 02.03.2021 09:00



Eugenijus Kaniusas, Biomedical Signals and Sensors I, Springer Publisher (2012), with student discount of 50% (by INTU-books only)
Eugenijus Kaniusas, Biomedical Signals and Sensors II, Springer Publisher (2015), with student discount of 50% (by INTU-books only)
Eugenijus Kaniusas, Biomedical Signals and Sensors III, Springer Publisher (2019)

Previous knowledge

Vorlesung Biophysik


  • Attendance Required!