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301449 VO Current and advanced topics in structural biology (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


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


max. 20 participants
Language: English

Examination dates



The hybrid lectures will be on Tuesdays at 16h, starting from 30th November 2021 in the Seminar room of VBC5.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This in-depth course covering will cover advanced topics of Macromolecular crystallography and Molecular Structural Biology, and is recommended for students that have already attended the lessons on Macromolecular Crystallography and/or Biophysical method for biological macromolecules (Analytical chemistry II).

The following topics will be covered:

* Electron Transmission Microscopy
* Use of Soft X-rays in Macromolecular Crystallography
* Neutron Diffraction
* Small angle X-ray scattering for macromolecules
* Radiation damage and its applications
* The frontiers: Kinetic crystallography and X-ray Free Electron Laser
* Membrane protein structural biology

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral or written exam, depending on the number of students.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance and active participation during the lecture course, >60% correct answers of exam for passing grade.
100-90%: excellent (1)
89-80%: good (2)
79-70%: satisfactory (3)
69-60%: sufficient (4)
< 59%: insufficient (5)

Examination topics

Contents of the lectures as given in the course lecture notes and handouts available on the Moodle.

Reading list

References are given throughout the lectures.

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Fr 01.10.2021 15:50