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Proteins: structural biology and disease (6 points)


Leader: Dr Wayne Comper and Dr Mibel Aguilar

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit provides an advanced understanding of protein structure-function in the context of biology and medicine. Major themes are i) protein structure and dynamics in relation to biological activity and disease processes and ii) the use of proteins in biotechnology. The various levels of protein structure are related to wide ranging functions including enzyme activity, tissue function, and to organisms that survive in extreme environments, and the rapidly developing area of protein-related biotechnologies as applied to the development of proteins optimized for specific functions, as well as the design and production of novel proteins with new functions.

Assessment: Examination (2-hours) 65% + Evaluation of practicals (15%) and syndicate sessions/ data assessment/ oral presentations (20%) will take place weekly during the semester in the practical/ tutorial/ self-directed learning sessions

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 4-hour practical/ tutorial/ self-directed learning exercise per week

Prerequisites: BCH2011 and BCH2022 + Recommended: MOL0211 and MOL2022

Prohibitions: BTH3746 and CHM3636

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