Imperial College London

Dr Ernesto Cota

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 3689e.cota Website

 
 
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Location

 

601Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Protein Science - LIFE95014

Aims

The aim of the course is to provide an understanding by 2nd years students of the relationship between macromolecular structure and function in sufficient detail to place this knowledge in the context of earlier courses in biochemistry and to provide the foundation for the treatment of more advanced topics in the final year. In particular the course aims to give the students insight into how the utilization of advanced analytical techniques can be used to define protein and other biomolecule structure and how this structural insight is used in modern advances in enzymology, protein-ligand interactions and photosynthesis.

Role

Lecturer

Applied Molecular Biology with Bioinformatics - LIFE95002

Aims

The first aim of this course is to enable all biology students to gain a fundamental understanding of the theoretical and practical basis of modern molecular and cell biology techniques and to appreciate how such techniques are used in a wide range of biological disciplines. The second aim is to ensure that all students gain a knowledge of bioinformatics and understand its role in genomics and molecular biology.

Role

Lecturer

Fundamentals of Molecular Biochemistry - LIFE95008

Aims

The aim is to provide an understanding by second year undergraduates of the relationship between macromolecular structure and function in sufficient detail to place this knowledge in the context of earlier courses in biochemistry and to provide the foundation for the treatment of more advanced topics in the final year. In particular the course will give the students insight into the theory and practice of how protein samples can be expressed, purified and engineered for structural and functional analysis. This will include insight into how bioinformatics can inform sample preparation and experimental design, how detailed structural information is obtained and how this can be used to facilitate investigation of function at the molecular level.

Role

Lecturer

Structural Biology and Drug Design - LIFE96019

Aims

This course has been designed to develop an in depth understanding of the principles of macromolecular structure determination.  Furthermore, the impact that structural information can have on functional interpretation is emphasised.  Finally, students should be in a position to follow strategies and conclusions from articles published in Nature Structure Biology.

Role

Lecturer