Molecular Bioenergetics and Biophysics
Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1KB703
- Education cycle
- First cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Biology G1F, Chemistry G1F
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Finalised by
- The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 1 October 2009
- Responsible department
- Department of Chemistry - Ångström
Basic chemistry 30 credits, Biochemistry, 15 credits and/or Cell Biology 15 credits.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
The structure, function and molecular mechanisms of membrane proteins. Areas that are concerned are energy transformation in cells, transport over membranes, photosynthesis, respiration. Biological thermodynamics: entropy, chemical potential, biochemical standard state. Biological redox reactions, electron transport. Gene regulation of the energy metabolism of photosynthetic bacteria. The laboratory sessions intend to provide knowledge about and skills in spectroscopic and molecular biological methods, to study membrane proteins and energy processes at the molecular level. Computer-based modelling is used for theoretical studies of the structure of membrane proteins.
Lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions, literature searches.
Assignments and laboratory reports (4 HE credits). Oral presentations of literature assignments. Written examination (6 HE credits). The final grade corresponds to a joining the parts.