551-0307-00L  Biomolecular Structure and Mechanism I: Protein Structure and Function

SemesterAutumn Semester 2015
LecturersR. Glockshuber, K. Locher, E. Weber-Ban
Periodicityyearly course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentD-BIOL BSc students are obliged to take part I and part II (next semester) as a two-semester course


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 http://www.mol.biol.ethz.ch/teaching.
LiteratureBasics:
- 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.

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