Principles of Protein Structure
Overall Aims and Objectives
- To introduce the principles of protein structure to advanced students with at least
three years of higher education and at least 'A' level chemistry or equivalent.
- To be a course acceptable as part of a graduate studies programme in chemical or
- To promote an awareness of the Internet as a global information resource for
molecular biology, and as a teaching medium.
At the end of the course, students should
- Understand the basic chemical and physical properties of the amino acids.
- Understand the principles of primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary protein
- Be aware, on a basic level, of how the structure of a protein can influence its
interaction with other biomolecules.
- Be familiar with the major databases of protein sequence and structure and the
tools available to query them.
- Those students who take the project should also able to write simple HTML well
enough to produce a Web resource describing an aspect of protein structure.