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BB40109: Structural biology in biotechnology & medicine

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To explore the advantages and limitations of using structural biology data in biotechnology and medicine.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* describe, analyse and discuss the use of structural biology data in a wide range of biotechnology and medical settings;
* evaluate the impact of state-of-the-art structural biology techniques on biotechnology and medicine;
* demonstrate presentations and discussion skills on these topics.

Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Oral communication T/F/A, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A, Working independently T/F/A.

The use of structural biology data in addressing biotechnological and medical applications. Topics include: protein interactions with nucleic acids, carbohydrates and other proteins, signal transduction, enzyme catalysis, immune system molecules, structural neurobiology, bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens, structural genomics, protein engineering, de novo protein design, time-resolved crystallography, structure-based drug design, protein folding and misfolding.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB40109 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry Department of Chemistry
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.