Proteins and Biotechnology
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences
Taught In English
BIOC 192 and CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 18 further points
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Proteins are drivers of all life processes. The diversity of protein structure and function, and how the shape of proteins determines their function. How biotechnology solves medical and industrial problems.
Proteins perform almost all functions in living organisms, from repairing genetic damage to digesting food. Understanding protein function underlies many disciplines in biology and medicine. Being able to enhance, inhibit or repurpose proteins is the heart of drug design, biotechnology and processing of natural products. By providing insight at the molecular level, BIOC 222 will enhance programmes in disciplines such as microbiology, physiology, neuroscience and pharmacology.
- Articulate a broad understanding of protein structure, enzyme catalysis and how these features can be measured and manipulated
- Synthesise relevant information about protein structure and function
- Communicate biochemical concepts to a specialist audience
- Work effectively both independently and as part of a team to execute experiments using contemporary biochemical techniques
Voet, D., Voet, J. G., and Pratt, C. W. Fundamentals of Biochemistry, John Wiley & Sons
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