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301853 UE Practical Course in Structural Biology A (2018W)


5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


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



Time & Place: December, 10. - 21.12. 2018 , daily 10:00-16:00
Department of Structural and Computational Biology
Begin Dec 10. 10h Department of Structural and Computational Biology
no pre-meeting: Interested students come directly to the begin of the practical
in case of questions: Georg Kontaxis: georg.kontaxis@univie.ac.at
Requirements :Knowledge in structural biology, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography


Aims, contents and method of the course

Application of optical methods to protein stability (chemical and thermal denaturation followed by absorption, fluorescens, circular dichroism and calorimetry).
The lecture deals with the methodology and applications of spectroscopic methods to relevant problems of molecular biology. The basic principles of the methodology are explained and demonstrated with practical applications to structural biology.

Assessment and permitted materials

Compulsory attendance; the evaluation consists of different performances: active participation and results obtained, written report, theoretical knowledge including final exam (the percentage of the subgrades will be announced by the course leader); each of the subgrades must have a positive evaluation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

MMB II-3, MMB II-4, MMB W-2, MMB W-3, M-WZB, CHE II-6, PhD MB 1

Last modified: Th 27.09.2018 11:08