Postgraduate Course: Biochemistry B (PGBI11101)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will cover the biochemistry of molecular interactions, including interactions between small molecules, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates. Examples of current biochemical research in health and disease will be explored.
Lectures will cover
- the fundamental forces and bioenergetics involved in intermolecular interactions
- interactions of membranes: lipids, lipoproteins and extracellular recognition via protein: protein and protein: carbohydrate interactions
- protein:RNA interactions in protein biosynthesis
- protein:DNA interactions in transcription initiation
- intrinsic disorder in protein:protein interactions
- biologic approaches to design drugs by exploiting intermolecular interactions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Biochemistry A (PGBI11100)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||In-course assessment: Digital Exhibit (50%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the biochemistry underlying the interactions between biomolecules
- Understand the role of biomolecular interactions in the function of the biomolecules
- Appreciate how nature uses chemistry to expand the repertoire of functions of biomolecules
- Explore intermolecular interfaces in 3D structures of proteins
- Design and produce an informative, intersting and creative digital scientific exhibit.
|There are many excellent general textbooks, including those below, available in the university library; read an occasional chapter.|
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry by D.L.Nelson and M.M. Cox, W.H. Freeman.
Molecular Biology of the Cell by B. Alberts, et al, Garland Science.
Principles of Physical Biochemistry, van Holde, et al, Prentice Hall.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Critical of analysis literature
Coherent writing for scientific publication
|Course organiser||Dr Janice Bramham
Tel: (0131 6)50 4786
|Course secretary||Ms Andrea Nichol
Tel: (0131 6)50 8643