Structural biology and enzymology

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/10
Language
English
Learning objectives
The course will deal with protein engineering, a novel and dynamic field, which leads to production of modified proteins used to elucidate biological processes, structure-function relations of proteins, for the development of bioactive compounds and applications of proteins in all domains of biotechnologies. 
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of this class , the students are expected to have refreshed basic concepts in protein structure-function relations and enzymatic catalysis; have understood the rational of current protein engineering approaches and methods; have acquired the ability to correlate the theoretical and experimental connections between the disciplines involved and their relevance to biotechnological developments; have acquired the technical vocabulary needed to critically read research articles and to present them in oral and written forms.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Teaching methods and delivery methods

Asynchronous lessons will be made available on the ARIEL teaching platform for the whole semester and uploaded to the site according to the class schedule (video lessons consisting of recording of the teacher's desktop with audio commentary), organized to cover the topics of each class. The recorded lectures will be made available according to the schedule of the class. Furthermore, synchronous meetings with students will be organized on a regular basis, using the Microsoft Teams platform, for discussion, complementation of the recorded classes and answers to questions form students. Also the Journal Club, which will consist of the presentation and discussion of research articles by groups of students, will take place via MS Teams.

Learning verification procedures and assessment criteria
The exam will take place orally using the Microsoft Teams platform or, if allowed by rules regarding the COVID sanitary emergency, in a physical classroom in a written form.

The exam, in particular, will be aimed to:
- ensure the achievement of objectives in terms of knowledge and understanding;
- verify the ability to apply knowledge and understanding as well as the autonomy of judgment through the discussion of examples analyzed during classes;
- verify the mastering of the specific language that belongs to the field of biochemistry, in particular enzymology and protein engineering, and the ability to present the topics in a clear and logical fashion with due connections to the content of other classes of the master degree.
Course syllabus
Please see the Syllabus of Protein engineering and molecular biology for the Master Degree in Molecular Biotechnology and Bionformatics
Prerequisites for admission
Pleazse see the Syllabus of Protein engineering and molecular biology for the Master Degree in Molecular Biotechnology and Bionformatics
Teaching methods
Please see the Syllabus of Protein engineering and molecular biology for the Master Degree in Molecular Biotechnology and Bionformatics
Teaching Resources
Please see the Syllabus of Protein engineering and molecular biology for the Master Degree in Molecular Biotechnology and Bionformatics
Assessment methods and Criteria
Please see the Syllabus of Protein engineering and molecular biology for the Master Degree in Molecular Biotechnology and Bionformatics
BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Thursday, 10:30-12:30
Dept. of Biosciences, C tower, 5th floor
Reception:
Monday, 1 pm -2 pm
Protein Biochemistry Unit, DSBB, Via Celoria 26, 5C