Caput Protein Structure as Molecular Basis of Disease


Course Objective

Final attainment level:

The student has insight into the relation between protein
structure/(mal-) function;
The student has insight into the relation protein
The student can screen and evaluate scientific literature and present a
structured review of recent advances in a relevant field/topic, using
the correct terminology.

Course Content

Overview of recent advances in research of molecular disease based on
protein structure. The student either writes a review or gives an oral
presentation on one of these research topics:

• Multi-Drug Resistance proteins
• Cancer/p53
• Anti-Influenza drugs
• Tuberculosis drug targets
• Anti-aids drugs
• Energy converting proteins in disease

Teaching Methods

You receive several original publications on a recent topic in protein
structure/disease (see above) from the lecturer. You study these papers
and collect more information (data-base search etc.) about research in
the field. Finally, you can either write up your results in a
review-style paper or give an oral presentation.

Method of Assessment

Oral or written presentation (choice)


Literature depends on the topic chosen by the student. Literature search
in self-study.

Target Audience

Master's students Biomolecular Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biology,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical Natural Sciences

Additional Information

This caput can be done in the period from April to June.

Custom Course Registration

Send email to Caput coordinator concerning further information and registration

General Information

Course Code AM_470120
Credits 6 EC
Period P5+6
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. D. Bald
Examiner dr. D. Bald
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

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