Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Obtaining insight into the molecular elements that form the basics for structure and function of biomolecules. Also, gaining of knowledge about the methods used to determine the structure and analyze the function of proteins.
Central to this course are molecular properties of structural elements of DNA, lipids and proteins. The forces and interactions that determine their structure, function and flexibility will be discussed. The basics and applications of a number of techniques used to experimentally determine macromolecular structures as well as techniques to visualize dynamic structural changes will also be introduced. This includes crystallization followed by X-ray diffraction, NMR spectroscopy and electron microscopy. Also, the principles and applications of computational structure determination (protein modeling) will be discussed.
Lectures, self-study, assignments
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
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