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ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY

             
Compulsory/Elective Code Semester Lectures Practicals Credits ECTS
Elective 13Β051 8th 4 Hrs/Wk - 4 5,5
Aims:
 
 

The course deals with high-level Biochemistry where all the cutting-edge problems of Biochemistry are discussed, with particular emphasis on proteins. An extensive effort is being made to analyze the methodology of research in this field as well as many examples from current applications to health, biotechnology, synthetic biology and protein engineering.

 
Objectives:
 
 

Knowledge: At the end of the course students should be able to understand the interconnection of the various traditional branches of biology and the realization that the modern approach to research is based on the multidisciplinarity of methodologies for the understanding, deepening and possible solution of modern biological questions.

Skills: At the end of the course students should be able to understand, write, analyse and present current research data and discuss them with other student in an open dialogue.

Abilities: At the end of the course students should: will be able to understand the basic and critical features of the research biology and the multiple levels of approach to a biological problem, but will also have realized how the research works at a global level.

 
Lectures:
 
 

The course is a specialized high-level Biochemistry course where all the cutting-edge problems of Biochemistry are discussed, with particular emphasis on proteins, an extensive effort is being made to analyze the methodology of research in this field as well as many examples from current applications to health, biotechnology, synthetic biology and protein engineering.

The subject matter of the course is combined with lectures by the lecturer with student seminars from the up-to-date bibliography at the background.

Basic principles of protein structure and function in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells - New technologies for the design and production of recombinant proteins in prokaryotic, eukaryotic and free-cell systems, at laboratory level - Peak methods to study proteins and protein complexes and their interactions - Applications of protein engineering in all fields of medicine, biotechnology and basic research - Principles and applications of synthetic biology - Principles and applications of protein stability and importance in biotechnology - Protein study through directional development - Specific and non-specific protein polymerisation and its significance in physiological and abnormal situations - The problem of protein folding - Applied Proteomics Issues - Topics of applied thermodynamic proteins - Planning for solving and evaluating methodologies for approaching basic biological problems - Selection of cutting-edge topics based on the current bibliography

 
Instructors:
 
  Lectures: Constantinos E. VorgiasProfessor of Biochemistry (Coordinator) - ...
 
Notes:
 
 

There are no prerequisites for the student to choose and attend the course. 

The course is offered to Erasmus students: Teaching in Greek language - Exams in English language.

The evaluation process is carried out in Greek language (there is the possibility in English for Erasmus students), with a final written examination of the whole course.

Students are evaluated on the basis of the seminar material presented throughout the course of the backyard. Each seminar is done by 1-2 persons and is submitted to the instructor in a 20 minutes presentation and summary in Greek up to 8000-10000 words. During the seminars the instructors and students identify the essence of each lecture in 3 questions. These questions are communicated at regular intervals to the course participants and are guidelines for study. In the written test 6 equivalent questions are selected by the teacher and are required to answer 5 with a maximum of 200 words per question. After completion of the results, students are invited to discuss their assessment if they so wish.

The final grade results from the presentation of the seminar, the written work, the final examination and the active participation in the teaching process.

 
Contact:
 
  If you require more information, please contact the Course Coordinator, Prof. Constantinos E. Vorgias at: Tel. 0030 727 4514 - Email: cvorgias[at]biol.uoa[dot]gr