4.7 Inter-disciplinary Elective Courses

IDC305: Selected analytical techniques

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]

Course Outline This course consisting of four major analytical topics as described below is developed for students with interest in interdisciplinary subjects.

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IDC306: Biocomputing

[Cr:4, Lc:4, Tt:0, Lb:0]

Course Outline Following content will be taught in biological context.

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IDC307: Introduction to Computational Biology

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]

Course Outline This course intends to give an introduction to information storage and processing by biological macromolecules (DNA and protein sequences) and biochemical pathways in cellular processes. This is a highly interdisciplinary area in modern biology evolving through the past two decades with inputs from mathematics, statistics, physical sciences, computer science and several other engineering sciences, to understand how biological systems work. The course is aimed at third year BS-MS students of all disciplines and Integrated PhD students, who are interested in interdisciplinary applications of different sciences to study biological problems.

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IDC401: Theoretical biology

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]

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IDC402: Nonlinear dynamics, chaos and complex systems

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]

Course Outline This aims to be a course in nonlinear dynamics and chaos with an interdisciplinary approach. The emphasis of the course will be on general concepts, illustrated by applications to problems in physics, chemistry and biology (ranging from mechanical vibrations to biological rhythms). In each illustration, the scientific background of the problem will be explained at an elementary level. The emphasis will be on the analysis of the dynamical equations that model the phenomena. The topic details are given below:

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IDC403: Protein engineering

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:0, Lb:0]

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IDC404: Computational genomics

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]

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IDC405: Atmospheric dynamics

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]

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IDC407: Network science

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]

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IDC620: Computational biology

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:0, Lb:1]

Course Outline In-silico modeling and computational analysis of intracellular processes and genome and protein sequences to study their structure and function.

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IDC621: Modelling complex systems

[Cr:4, Lc:2, Tt:0, Lb:3]

Course Outline Different classes of models of spatiotemporal phenomena will be investigated in this course. Emphasis will be on hands-on implementation of these models in computer programs.

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IDC622: Physical basis of medical diagnostics

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]

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IDC623: Field and lab-based methods in geology, ecology, and archaeology

[Cr:4, Lc:2, Tt:0, Lb:2]

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IDC631: Geochemistry

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]

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IDC632: Introduction to atmospheric chemistry and physics

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]

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IDC633: Introduction to environmental sciences

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]

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IDC635: Aerosol measurements: Principles and applications

[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:0, Lb:1]

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Introduction:
What is aerosol, Major particle types in the troposphere, Size distribution, formation, transport and removal of atmospheric aerosol particles, Climate effect of aerosol particles, Effect of aerosol particles on the hydrological cycle, Health effects of tropospheric aerosol.
Principles of aerosol measurements:
Historical aspects, Bridging Science and Applications in Aerosol Measurements, Aerosol Fundamentals, Gas and Particle Motion, Physical and Chemical Changes in the Participate Phase, Size distribution Characteristics of Aerosols.
Measurement Techniques:
Sampling for off-line Analysis of Aerosols: Filter Collection, Inertial, Gravitational, Centrifugal, Electrostatic and Thermal Collection Techniques, Off-line techniques: Chemical Analysis Methods of Atmospheric Aerosol Components, Analysis of individual Particles and surface properties, On-line techniques: Real time single particle analysis, dynamic mass and surface area measurements, Size distributions measurements and size separation techniques, optical properties, quantifying the effect of on the hydrological cycle cloud condensation nuclei and ice nuclei, real time measurements of biological particles.
Applications:
Nonspherical particle measurements: Shape factors different diameter definitions fractals and fibres, Aerosol measurements in the workplace, Ambient aerosol sampling, Indoor Aerosols, Aerosol measurements from an Aircraft, Radioactive Aerosol, Personal exposure assessment, Aerosol measurements in the defence sector

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