PHYS 598 BP :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This course provides training in advanced biophysical techniques through hands-on laboratory exercises and weekly lectures as background.  Topics will cover general optical and fluorescence spectroscopy, introduction to various microscope techniques - wide field, bright field, DIC, fluorescence, single-molecule fluorescence imaging, FRET, super-resolution fluorescence imaging, and possibly light sheet microscopy or optical trapping. The course is targeted to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, biophysics, engineering, MCB, and chemistry.  Enrollment is limited to 16 due to lab space, so you are encouraged to register early. Lectures and Labs will be held in Loomis Laboratory and the Institute for Genomic Biology

Please address questions about the course to Paul Selvin or Jaya Yodh.



Paul Selvin (

Jaya Yodh (

Prerequisites: None

Credit: 4 hrs

Lectures: Mon 4:00-4:50 pm

Lab: Tues or Thur 1:00-4:50 pm