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270087 VO Structure and Dynamics of Biopolymers (2018W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 50 participants
Language: German

Examination dates



Vorbesprechung / Introduction: 9th of October 2018
Tuesday, 13:00-14:30;
Place: Seminarraum (ground floor), Währingerstr. 17, 1090 Wien


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course deals with the theory of the molecular structures of
biopolymers, the dynamics of conformational changes as well as the
mechanisms of structure formation. Two classes of biopolymer
molecules will be discussed: nucleic acids and proteins.

Special emphasis is laid on theoretical principles and concepts. It
will be focused on secondary and tertiary structure prediction of
nucleic acids and proteins. Mathematical basics are presented to
describe and computationaly analyse tertiary structures of
biomolecules. Computational methods based
on RNA secondary structure and their application in the simulation of
folding dynamics are depicted.

All theoretical basics are explained on descriptive examples.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Conveying principles of the modeling and simulation of structure and dynamics of biopolymers at different levels of abstraction.

Examination topics

Reading list

Mitschriften und die Referenzen darin

Association in the course directory

CHE II-7, Master Bioinformatik

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