Life Sciences

Protein Form and Function

Module code: C7124
Level 6
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

Protein Form and Function provides a sense of how protein structures are related to each other and of how these structures relate to protein function. On this module you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to learn about and appreciate this class of molecule. This module covers aspects of protein structure in detail and introduces computational and experimental techniques that are essential for studying proteins, and provides the basis for the in depth discussion of more topical issues such as protein engineering and design, protein folding, chaperones and protein folding diseases.

Module learning outcomes

  • Describe methods used to study protein structure.
  • Discuss how protein structure is related to its function.
  • Describe the process of protein folding and the consequences of misfolding.
  • Provide examples how knowledge of protein structure has provided insights into disease.