Advances in Chemical Biology

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode WMCH13009
Vaknaam Advances in Chemical Biology
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Advances in Chemical Biology
Leerdoelen At the end of this course, the student is able:
• to formulate the key research areas of chemical biology and can explain the (bio-) chemical background
• to design a suitable experiment for the study of a given biological problem, using the most important tools (e.g., native chemical ligation) in chemical biology
• is able to critically evaluate a research article on a new topic from chemical biology and can present and explain it to a group of peers
Omschrijving Chemical biology studies biology and the processes of life using the tools of chemistry. This course aims to provide the student with knowledge of the key areas of chemical biology and a good understanding of the chemical tools that are used, enabling the student to design experiments to study a biological problem of interest.
In the first part of the course, the most important techniques and methods in modern chemical biology will be introduced (e.g., native chemical ligation). Subsequently, the use of these tools will be illustrated using a number of case studies.
Finally, each student will complete an assignment. A research article from chemical biology will be presented during a mini-symposium with a focus on a critical analysis of the design of the experiments and how the authors used them to get to the conclusions. During this process, the students will have the chance to apply and integrate the knowledge obtained during the first part of the course.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)
(Workload: selfstudy 100h, lecture 20h, assignment 20h)
Toetsvorm Presentatie (P), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Written exam: 70%, Assignment: oral presentation: 30%. The grade for the presentation needs to be higher than 5.5 and the final grade of the exam and the presentation should be higher than 6.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. M.D. Witte
Docent(en) C. Mayer, PhD. , M.T.C. Walvoort, PhD. ,prof. dr. M.D. Witte
Verplichte literatuur
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Primary literature
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from Bachelor Chemistry or Bachelor Biology or LS&T. The course unit is often followed by, or prepares students for the research projects and the courses Synthetic Biology and Systems Chemistry and Organic synthesis:methods and strategy 2, in which the learning objectives attained are recommended as prior knowledge.
Opmerkingen Presence during the symposium is mandatory.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Biomolecular Sciences (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology)  ( Compulsory courses Chemical Biology) - semester II a verplicht
MSc Biomolecular Sciences (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology)  (Electives/Optional modules) - semester II a keuze
MSc Chemistry: Advanced Materials  (Electives) - semester II a keuze
MSc Chemistry: Catalysis and Green Chemistry  (Electives) - semester II a keuze
MSc Chemistry: Chemical Biology  (Electives) - semester II a keuze
MSc Chemistry: Chemical Biology  ( Core Programme) - semester II a verplicht
MSc Chemistry: Erasmus Mundus Theoretical Chemistry and Computing Modelling  (Electives) - semester II a keuze
MSc Chemistry: Science, Business and Policy  (Electives) - semester II a keuze
MSc Nanoscience  (Optional Courses) - semester II a keuze