Structure Biology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Structure Biology

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Obtaining insight into the molecular elements that form the basics for structure and function of biomolecules. Also, gaining of knowledge about the methods used to determine the structure and analyze the function of proteins.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Central to this course are molecular properties of structural elements of DNA, lipids and proteins. The forces and interactions that determine their structure, function and flexibility will be discussed. The basics and applications of a number of techniques used to experimentally determine macromolecular structures as well as techniques to visualize dynamic structural changes will also be introduced. This includes crystallization followed by X-ray diffraction, NMR spectroscopy and electron microscopy. Also, the principles and applications of computational structure determination (protein modeling) will be discussed.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures, self-study, assignments

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Written exam

    RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
    Project Cancer, Biochemistry Course

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