Thursday, 4 July 2013

Introduction

This course is offered as an elective subject to students of M.Sc. Biotechnology/Biochemistry.

The course in Structural Biology is designed to give a detailed insight into the structures of biomacromolecules like proteins and nucleic acids, basis of their structural stability, structural features of the interaction between different macromolecules, correlation between the structures and functions of these macromolecules, supra-molecular complexes and membrane structure and function including membrane traffic.

By the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of the architecture and building blocks of proteins, evaluate protein folds, understand protein folding and misfolding and the thermodynamic concepts of protein stability, relate structure to function, understand the structure and function of membranes as well as evaluate macromolecular complexes and their biological complexity.