Chemistry module: Proteins structure and function
Lecturers and Teaching Assistants
Dr. Shirley Daube
Course Schedule and Location
Tuesday, 09:15 - 12:00
Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points
Science Teaching (non thesis MSc Track): Lecture; Obligatory; Regular; 2.00 points
לתלמידי שנה שניה
החל מה-11 במאי השיעורים יתקיימו בשעות 09:15-12:00
- Chemical Equilibrium
- Basic thermodynamics and kinetics.
Attendance and participation
Scheduled date 1
Scheduled date 2
Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)
- Primary structure of proteins
- Secondary structural elements and predictions
- Tertiary structure: basic folding motifs, topology
- Quaternary structure: oligomerization and polymerization
- Allostery in proteins function (The story of Hemoglobin)
- Analytical methods to study proteins
- Protein folding (thermodynamics)
- Protein dynamics
- Proteins with unnatural amino acids
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
- Describe fundamental concepts in the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins.
- Explain how the structure of a protein affects its function.
- Explain the energetics and forces that govern stability and folding of proteins.
- Demonstrate proficiency in new techniques that are used to characterize protein structure and function.
- Analyze experimental data.
- Work with proteapedia including constructing their own proteopedia pages for the benefit of other chemistry teachers and students.