551-0434-00L  NMR Spectroscopy in Biology

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersF. Allain, A. D. Gossert, K. Wüthrich
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 6.

The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
551-0434-00 PNMR Spectroscopy in Biology
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Block course in the 2nd quarter of the spring semester
100s hrs
Tue/113-17HPP L 21 »
Wed/108-17HPP L 21 »
Thu/108-17HPP L 21 »
Fri/108-17HPP L 21 »
F. Allain, A. D. Gossert, K. Wüthrich

Catalogue data

AbstractIn this block course, students actively participate in ongoing research projects in the research groups of Profs. Allain, Wüthrich and Dr. Gossert. The students will be tutored in their experimental work by experienced postdoc students. In addition, the course includes specific lectures that provide the theoretical background for the experimental work, as well as exercises and literature work.
ObjectiveThe course provides first "hands on" insight into applications of NMR spectroscopy in biological sciences. The course should enable the students to understand the potential and limitations of NMR applied to biological problems.
ContentThe topics include studies of proteins, RNA and protein-RNA interactions,

Participation in one of the following projects will be possible:
- NMR of RNA
- NMR of several protein-RNA complexes (hnRNPF, nPTB, SR proteins)
- NMR studies of protein-ligand interactions
- dynamics of protein-RNA complexes
- Segmental isotopic labeling to study multidomain proteins
- NMR Methods Development
Lecture notesNo script
LiteratureLists of individual reading assignments will be handed out.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersF. Allain
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationEs wird nur der hauptverantwortliche Examinator aufgeführt. Weitere Examinatoren: Die oben aufgeführten Dozierenden.

Learning materials

 
Moodle courseMoodle-Kurs / Moodle course
Only public learning materials are listed.

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

GeneralPermission from lecturers required for all students

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Biology BachelorBlock Courses in 2nd Quarter of the SemesterWInformation