Life Sciences (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
17 May 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC C700 Biochemistry,
BSC C701 Biochemistry (Including Placement Year),
BSC C703 Biochemistry (Including Year Abroad),
BSC CR00 Biochemistry (Including Foundation Year)
The post-genome era has seen significant advances in our ability to obtain biological data, be it protein sequences or structures. Bioinformatics have become an indispensible skill for the next generation of biochemists and biologists in order to retrieve, analyse and interpret data. This module will focus on how to decode the role and the molecular evolution of a protein starting from its sequence. The lectures will teach the theory and the computer practicals will introduce some of the many computer and web resources available to perform bioinformatics analyses.
This module will introduce the different resources and tools available on-line for the study of protein structure and interaction.
In order to pass this module the student will need to be able to:
1. use and retrieve information from protein databases and protein portals;
2. align protein sequences, and edit them in the light of amino acid similarities;
3. predict protein secondary and tertiary structure and protein-protein interaction;
4. observe and modify protein structure files using PyMol;
5. use webtools to recognise motifs in a protein sequence;
6. define the principles of molecular dynamics and perform energy minimisation.
No additional information available.
1 hour lecture and 2 hour workshop
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Problem Solving Test
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Filippo Prischi, Prof Chris Reynolds, Dr Radu Zabet
School Undergraduate Office, email: bsugoffice (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
Dr Clive Butler
The University of Exeter
Associate Professor of Microbial Biochemistry
Available via Moodle
Of 30 hours, 26 (86.7%) hours available to students:
4 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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