Physics methods in systems biology
30h lectures + 30h tutorials, next course in winter semester 2023/2024

The course will provide general introduction to living matter (bacteria, cells) followed by specific discussion of gene expression, transcriptional regulation, morphogen spreading and resulting pattern formation in different developmental systems.

The course will equip students with ability to quantitatively describe biological systems at gene and tissue level. The course will discuss how to pick the correct level of modelling details to address specific questions in systems biology context. In the lectures, biological systems will be introduced followed by different theoretical schemes used to model particular system in question. Students will be familiarized with examples of biological systems that include classic ones (regulation in lambda phage, pair-rule genes in Drosophila) and more recent ones with focus on developing systems (Drosophila, Zebrafish embryo, spinal cord development).

The course pre-requisites include basic mathematical calculus and basic experience with differential equations. If you would like to have more detailed information contact me at marcin.zagorski@uj.edu.pl.

Wydziałowy Turniej Fizyczny
Physics competition for high school students, nation-wide level, 2022/2023

Together with Dr Mateusz Łącki, we organized the first edition of physics competition hosted by the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University. The competition is two-staged with the first stage taking place on-line (Sep-Nov 2022), and the final stage in the stationary format hosted at our Faculty (March 2023). The competition is aimed for high school students interested in solving non-standard physics problems. The participants with the best scores will be granted free entries to the first-level studies at our Faculty.

We encourage all high school students that are enthusiastic about physics to have a go in this year’s competition!

More information is available at: https://turniej.fais.uj.edu.pl/.