Modern chemistry and biochemistry depends on the ability to make, change and analyse proteins and enzymes. In this course, students will practice all of the steps required to modify genetic information in DNA, and to produce proteins in bacterial cells (in vivo) and in a test tube (in vitro). In addition, the course will teach the fundamental biochemical principles of DNA mutagenesis, protein production and purification, and analysis of proteins by bioinformatics and various biophysical techniques.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- make mutant gene constructs;
- express proteins in vivo;
- purify proteins from E. coli;
- analyse proteins with spectroscopic analysis;
- understand protein translation in bacterial cells;
- use bioinformatics tools for the prediction of protein properties;
- solve numerical problems associated with each course component.
Other InformationYou will need to contact the Research School of Chemistry at email@example.com to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
- End of session written exam (50) [LO 4,5,6,7]
- Group based learning assessment (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
- 5 take home and tutorial assessments (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
- Protein wet labs write-ups (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the session including:
- Face-to face component delivered intensively across two weeks, 9-5, Monday to Friday including lectures, tutorials and laboratories.
- Approximately 70 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, labs and other assessment tasks.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Research School of Chemistry to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Recommended: Voet & Voet, Biochemistry (4th Ed.). How Proteins Work. M.P. Williamson.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4295||05 Jul 2021||05 Jul 2021||09 Jul 2021||30 Jul 2021||In Person||N/A|