- Code CHEM3204
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Chemistry
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Chemistry
- Areas of interest Chemistry
- Academic career UGRD
- Prof Thomas Huber
- Mode of delivery In Person
Winter Session 2022
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In Sem 2 2022, this course is on campus with remote adjustments only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays.
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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