BIOMOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Considering the significant development and relevance of the structural proteomics, this course is designed to give students a basic knowledge of the principles and practise of the most important methods to determine the structure, the conformational stability and dynamics of proteins in solution.
Course contents summary
Forces that determine biomolecular structure.
Structure and dynamics of proteins and nucleic acids.
Protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions.
Membrane proteins: G-protein coupled receptors.
Spectroscopic methods to determine the structural features, the conformational stability and dynamics of biomolecules in solution: an outline of circular dichroism and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies.
All the study materials and supporting web sites are provided by the teacher.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam consists of an oral examination.