Lecturer, MRes Cancer Biology. (Postgraduate)
Lecturer, MRes in Structural Molecular Biology. (Postgraduate)
Lecturer, Macromolecular Structure and Function 2. (Undergraduate)
Lecturer, Protein Science 2nd year. (Undergraduate)
Lecturer, Proteins and Enzymes. (Undergraduate)
Biological Chemistry - LIFE40001
This course, which is scheduled in the first half of the first year, aims to refresh students' concepts of the physical and chemical aspects of biological processes. We intend to give students an appreciation of the concept that living systems obey the same fundamental laws that govern all matter and that understanding any life process requires an understanding of the physics and chemistry of that process. We aim to provide the students with the mathematical tools to develop this appreciation through quantitative as well as descriptive modes of expression. The course also aims to give students an overview of metabolism by studying the major metabolic pathways and the regulation and control of those pathways to meet the body’s metabolic requirements.
Structural Biology and Drug Design - LIFE96019
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.
Protein Science - LIFE95014
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.