1. General Chemistry for Bio-medical students (Under graduate course)

Structure of the atom, the quantum theory (photoelectric effect, black body radiation, De-Brili wave length, the Bohr atom, electronic spectra etc.), the chemical bond (including ionic bonds, covalent bonds, hybridization, MO theory), compounds, chemical reactions (including redox reactions), reactions in solution, theory of gases, nature of the different states of metter, chemical equilibrium and introduction to analytical chemistry (description of methods).


2. Implementation of nano-technology in localized drug delivery, release and targeting processes (Graduate course)

The first part of the course (four first meetings) will serve as a general introduction to the subject. This part will describe a variety of basic principles, physical and chemical, involved in drug release issues (requirements, modeling, materials involved etc.). The second part of the course will focus on a number of new developments in this research area and will be based on student presentations. Each student will have to prepare 1 or 2 presentations during this part. The duration of each presentation will be of about one hour. All the participating students will have to read the paper to be presented and the second hour of each class will be devoted to a supervised discussion of the paper.


3. Computational methods (Graduate course)

In the first part of the course it will describe various methods of electronic structure calculations for small as well as large molecules (HF, DFT and semi-empirical methods). In the second part we shall concentrate on dynamical aspects and discuss the molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods.