From Protien to Cell

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    From Protien to Cell

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Biochemistry, Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Final attainment:


    The student knows: Principles and applications of protein over-expression, purification, structure, function, and inhibition as well as the function of antibiotics as protein inhibitors.

    The student can: Apply protein bio-chemistry methods (protein over-expression, affinity chromatography, spectro-photometry, fluorescence, protein labeling methods, gel electrophoresis, activity tests).

    The course consists of a mixture of lectures, practicals, computer sessions and individual study.
    We will cover concepts/methods/techniques that you can use to study a broad range of relevant questions, e.g:

    • How can I produce a protein using bacteria?
    • How can I purify a protein?
    • How can I investigate structure and function of a protein? 
    • How can I predict structure and function of a protein?
    • How do antibiotics work as protein inhibitors?
    • How can I design my experimental strategy?
    • Which factors I have to think about to make my experiment successful?

    The course consists of a mixture of lectures, practical’s, computer sessions, and individual study.

    Reports (50 %), oral presentation (50 %).

    Students in the Minor Biomolecular Sciences & Neurosciences, Track Biomolecular Sciences.

    Part of the Minor Biomolecular Sciences & Neurosciences, Track Biomolecular Sciences. This course is scheduled in the first half of period 2. This minor course requires a minimum of 25 participants to take place. A lab coat is mandatory for the lab practical lab work.


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