BMS235 Protein Biochemistry (8)

This subject gives an overview of protein structure and function. Experimental methods of analysis and manipulation of proteins are covered in both theory and laboratory exercises. Special reference is given to the application of proteins in biotechnology.

Subject availability
* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online *
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Assumed Knowledge

This subject has no prerequisites although successful completion of BCM210 or equivalent is assumed.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe in detail the structure of proteins;
  • be able to describe the forces involved in protein folding;
  • be able to describe the role of proteins in ligand binding, such as in enzyme action;
  • be able to describe the analytical principles behind the common methods of protein separation, purification, analysis and structural determination;
  • be able to perform common experimental methods used to manipulate proteins, such as electrophoresis, centrifugation and immunochemical methods; and
  • be able to describe functional assays used to study proteins;
  • be able to describe the applications of protein engineering
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • basic aspects of polypeptide structure;
  • the three dimensional structure of proteins, including: secondary structure, alpha helix, beta sheets, and beta turns; tertiary structure, including protein motifs and domains; quaternary structure;
  • ligand binding and function;
  • methods of determination of protein structure;
  • protein expression and purification techniques;
  • protein detection and analysis techniques;
  • protein engineering
Residential School
This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.

Upon successful completion of the residential school, students will be able to perform common techniques used to manipulate proteins such as electrophoresis, centrifugation and immunochemical methods. 

Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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