Pharmaceutical applications of molecular biology
|Course code module||1MFAR-GO-005|
|Study load (hours)||112|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
Knowledge of basic biochemistry and pharamceutical biotechnology is required.
Biochemistry (2BFAR-04) AND Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (3BFAR-07)
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Obtain insights in the rationale and the strategies of molecular biology in research, development and production of medicinal compounds.
3. Course content
This course follows the bachelor course "Pharmaceutical Biotechnology". The student continues to explore methods of molecular biology used in the fields of drug development and molecular diagnostics. The student learns how to retrieve useful information from public data bases containing DNA and protein sequences and to analyse these data with bioinformatics. Exercises are provide on the analysis of protein structures and the interactions between drugs and their target proteins. Theoretical classes provide background on the structure and maps of the human genome and single-gene disorders. We also discuss a number of techniques for the study of gene expression and proteomics.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesExercise sessions
Personal work: ExercisesAssignments - individualAssignments - in groupSupervised self-study
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparationOpen book
Continuous assessment: AssignmentsParticipation in classroom activities
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Human Molecular genetics, 3rd Ed. Peter Sudbery, Ian Sudbery. Pearson Education 2009, ISBN; 978-0-132-05157-6
7. Recommended reading - study material
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