YANG Laboratory

Biophysics of Living Systems

Teaching

Winter 2014

  • Physics/Biophysics 608: Biophysical Principles of Microscopy

    Course Website: http://ctools.umich.edu

    Instructor: Qiong Yang


    Description: This course covers the fundamental physics and math behind optical microscopy. An emphasis is on physical principles of a variety of advanced optical imaging techniques, including super-resolution imaging, FCS, FRET, FLIM, SPIM, and nonlinear microscopies, as well as their applications in biological sciences. The physics and math level will assume some familiarity with geometrical and physical optics and complex exponential notation.



  • Winter 2015

  • Biophysics 435/535: Biophysical Modeling

    Course Website: http://ctools.umich.edu

    Instructor: Qiong Yang


    Description: This course covers the basic concepts of biophysical modeling which applies the biophysical approach to modeling biological systems. A survey of problems ranges from biochemical reactions, regulatory networks, bistable switches, oscillations, random processes, Brownian dynamics, reaction-diffusion problems, collective behavior and pattern formation. We discuss modeling these problems by introducing techniques of nonlinear dynamics, ODE/DDE/PDE, stability analysis, bifurcation theory and synchronization, numerical methods, molecular dynamics simulation, as well as stochastic modeling.



  • Winter 2016

  • Biophysics/Chemistry/Physics 417: Dynamical Processes in Biophysics

    Course Website: https://umich.instructure.com/courses/31543

    Instructor: Qiong Yang


    Description: This course covers the basic physics behind many biological processes. Modules cover diffusion, electrophysiology, biopolymer elasticity, and molecular motors. Two basic themes that resurface throughout the course are the universality of diffusive behavior and the role of energy consumption in driving non-equilibrium processes. The course includes an introduction to reading the primary scientific literature.