551-0307-00L  Molecular and Structural Biology I: Protein Structure and Function

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersR. Glockshuber, K. Locher, E. Weber-Ban
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentD-BIOL students are obliged to take part I and part II (next semester) as a two-semester course


551-0307-00 VMolecular and Structural Biology I: Protein Structure and Function2 hrs
Mon15:45-17:30HCI J 3 »
R. Glockshuber, K. Locher, E. Weber-Ban

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AbstractBiophysics of protein folding, membrane proteins and biophysics of membranes, enzymatic catalysis, catalytic RNA and RNAi, current topics in protein biophysics and structural biology.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of structure-function relationships in proteins and in protein folding, detailed understanding of biophysics and physical methods as well as modern methods for protein purification and microanalytics.
Lecture notesScripts on the individual topics can be found under Link.
- Creighton, T.E., Proteins, Freeman, (1993)
- Fersht, A., Enzyme, Structure and Mechanism in Protein Science (1999), Freeman.
- Berg, Tymoczko, Stryer: Biochemistry (5th edition), Freeman (2001).

Current topics: References will be given during the lectures.


Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 551-0307-01L Molecular and Structural Biology II: Molecular Machines and Cellular Assemblies (next semester)
For programme regulations
(Examination block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Biochemistry - Chemical Biology 2020; Version 28.11.2022 (Examination Block II)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Biology 2013; Version 10.03.2020
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Biology 2020; Version 07.04.2022
Master's Degree Programme in Biology 2017; Version 13.10.2022
ECTS credits6 credits
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersR. Glockshuber, K. Locher, E. Weber-Ban
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 75 minutes
Written aidsa simple non-programmable calculator
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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