Postgraduate Course: Analysis of Biomolecules (CHEM10062)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will cover some selected methods for analysis of biomolecules. The aim is to contextualise and build upon on theoretical concepts introduced in the first semester, illustrating these with examples of their application to analysis of biomolecules, as well as to introduce other useful techniques. The content will cover three broad themes; structural analysis, biomolecular interactions, and functional analysis. These will be used as a basis for developing students¿ abilities to describe and appropriately apply particular techniques from a suite of methodologies available to researchers. These will include spectroscopies (NMR, circular dichroism, vibrational), microscopy (including electron microscopy), fluorescence and UV/visible methods, mass spectrometry and proteomics, calorimetry and surface plasmon resonance, chromatographic and electrophoretic methods, and kinetic characterization and assay development.
Lecture-based introduction to techniques used to analyse Biomolecules, divided into three main topics:
- Structural analysis of proteins and nucleic acids
- Interactions between biomolecules
- Analysing the function of enzymes and other proteins
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 12,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 18,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Apply their knowledge of the fundamentals of various analytical methods to the study of biomolecules.
- Identify which techniques are most appropriate to use to analyse the structure and function of biomolecules, and their interactions.
- In workshops and small-group work, collaborate with peers in self-learning exercises and share findings and informed judgements on the analysis of biomolecules with the rest of the class.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Annamaria Lilienkampf
Tel: (0131 6)50 4812
|Course secretary||Ms Zoe Burger
Tel: (0131 6)50 7546