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Biochemistry

122.102 Biochemistry 15 credits
An introductory biochemistry course covering the fundamental concepts of protein structure and function as well as metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids. The focus will be on energy transactions in a physiological context including glucose homeostasis and muscle metabolism in mammals. A lecture and problem-based tutorial course involving specific case studies will be complemented by a hands-on laboratory course.
122.106 Veterinary Biochemistry 15 credits
An introductory biochemistry course covering the fundamental concepts of protein structure and function as well as metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids. The focus will be on energy transactions in a physiological context including glucose homeostasis and muscle metabolism in mammals. A lecture and problem-based tutorial course will be complemented by case studies relevant to animal health and disease.
122.201 The Molecular Cell 15 credits
Concepts of protein function, post-translational modification, folding, targeting and turn-over. The relationship between macromolecular structure/function and cell structure/function is explored with studies of cell membranes, the cell cytoskeleton, extracellular matrix and organelle organisation and function. Protein structure-function relationships will be discussed and analysed in the context of enzyme kinetics, enzyme catalysis and regulation.
122.202 The Dynamic Cell 15 credits
Energy metabolism in higher eukaryotes from the perspective of life on earth and the necessary adaptation of living organisms from an anaerobic to aerobic environment. Carbohydrate, lipid and nitrogen metabolism in the context of health and disease. Integration and regulation of carbohydrate, lipid and amino acid metabolism. A lecture and problem-based tutorial course complemented by a hands-on project-based laboratory course.
122.222 Biochemistry for Technology 15 credits
A foundation course that introduces molecular aspects of the cellular processes occurring in humans, animals, microbes and plants. An exploration of the molecules of life, proteins and enzymes in action, energy for living and energy storage with applications to the environment, health and disease, biotechnology, nutrition, sport and exercise. Theoretical aspects are supported by a laboratory programme focused on proteins and enzymes and their uses in diagnosing disease.
122.231 Genes and Gene Expression 15 credits
This course covers fundamentals of molecular biology including nucleic acid structure, DNA replication, repair and transcription, with reference to health and disease. Methods used to study and manipulate genes will be covered and applied in practice. A lecture and problem-based course, complemented by practical laboratory experience.
122.232 Protein Biochemistry 15 credits
Protein biosynthesis, structure and function. Topics will include protein translation, folding, targeting and post-translational modification, the relationship between protein structure and function, enzyme kinetics, mechanisms of enzyme catalysis and control, membranes and membrane proteins. Lectures will be complemented with a practical course focused on developing the appropriate skills to investigate proteins.
122.233 Metabolic Biochemistry 15 credits
Energy metabolism. Biosynthesis of carbohydrates and the metabolism of polysaccharides. Lipid metabolism. Nitrogen metabolism. Integration and regulation of carbohydrate, lipid and amino acid metabolism. Cellular communication systems.
122.301 Proteins and Cell Biology 15 credits
The course explores concepts and methods in advanced molecular cell biology and protein biochemistry. Molecular mechanisms responsible for the signalling and biochemical responses of cells will be discussed with a focus on both cell and protein structure and functions. Advanced studies in protein function, cell signalling and cellular processes are taught in a context of molecular disease mechanisms. The course teaches modern experimental methods in microscopy, cell biology and protein functional analysis.
122.303 Gene Regulation 15 credits
The course explores gene regulation in eukaryotes from nuclear organisation to cytosolic control, with a focus on animals and humans. The molecular mechanisms of transcription within a chromatin environment will be discussed, along with the role of RNA processing and post-transcriptional regulation in gene expression, and their importance to health and disease. A lecture and problem-based tutorial course complemented by a hands-on laboratory project undertaking experimental methods used to study gene expression.
122.322 Protein Structure and Function 15 credits
The structural and biochemical basis of protein function will be explored with an emphasis on techniques of protein isolation and purification, current methods of protein analysis, enzyme function and kinetics, protein folding and molecular interactions. A laboratory and computer-based practical course in protein purification and analysis reinforces the theoretical aspects of the course.
122.703 Gene Expression 30 credits
Advanced studies of selected topics in gene regulation at transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels.
122.704 Molecular Cell Biology 30 credits
Advanced studies of selected topics in biochemistry and cell biology
122.713 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 15 credits
The course will involve use of the current literature to critically examine the experimental systems used to advance knowledge in Biochemistry.
122.798 Research Report 30 credits
122.870 Research Report 60 credits
122.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
122.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work
122.875 Thesis 90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
122.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
122.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
122.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
122.900 PhD Biochemistry 120 credits