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Postgraduate Course: Analysis of Biomolecules (CHEM10062)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Chemistry CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 12, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 18, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 68 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply their knowledge of the fundamentals of various analytical methods to the study of biomolecules.
  2. Identify which techniques are most appropriate to use to analyse the structure and function of biomolecules, and their interactions.
  3. 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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Annamaria Lilienkampf
Tel: (0131 6)50 4812
Email: Annamaria.Lilienkampf@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Zoe Burger
Tel: (0131 6)50 7546
Email: zoe.burger@ed.ac.uk
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