636-0550-00L  Biomolecular Nanotechnology

SemesterHerbstsemester 2021
DozierendeM. Nash
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch


KurzbeschreibungBiomolecular nanotechnology is a broad field that focuses on the study and science of biological materials including DNA, RNA and proteins at length scales below 10 nm. This is a broad overview of the topic with a focus on current research themes.
LernzielThe objective is to familiarise the students with a broad range of topics related to biotechnology, nanotechnology, and biophysics with a focus on current research and reading of scientific literature.
InhaltIntroduction to biomacromolecules; Measurement techniques for characterisation of biomacromolecules; Fundamentals of molecular recognition; Recombinant DNA; Protein engineering; Directed evolution; Protein folding; Polymers; Elastin-like polypeptides; Intelligent materials; Spatially localized hydrogels; Mechanical properties of proteins and macromolecules; Single-molecule force spectroscopy
LiteraturRepresentative literature:
(1) Alberts, Molecular Biology (Ch.2 Cellular chemistry).
(2) Ratner, Biomaterials Science (Ch. 2.3, 2.4 Polymers & hydrogels).
(3) Walsh, Protein Biochemistry, (Ch. 2, Protein Structure).
(4) Nath et. al. Analytical chemistry, 74(3): 504-509, 2002.
(5) DeMonte, D., et. al. Proteins DOI: 10.1002/prot.24320, 2013.
(6) Feldhaus, M.J., et al. Nature Biotechnology 21 (2): 163–70, 2003.
(7) Link, A.J., et al. PNAS 103 (27): 10180–85, 2006.
(8) Chen, I. et al. PNAS 108 (28): 11399–404, 2011.
(9) Marín-Navarro, J., et. al. PloS One 10 (12). journals.plos.org: e0144289, 2015.
(10) Christensen, T. et al. Biomacromolecules 14 (5): 1514–19, 2013.
(11) Shimoboji, T., et al. PNAS. 99(26): 16592-16596, 2002.
(12) Puchner, E.M. et al. PNAS. 105(36): 13385–13390, 2008.
(13) Dietz, H., et al. PNAS 103 (5): 1244–47, 2006.