At the end of the course, students should be able to (i) indicate in qualitative terms the basic principles underlying the techniques discussed and (ii) describe and contrast the weak and strong points of the different techniques with respect to answering a specific research question.
Description of content|
In this short lecture series a brief overview will be provided of computational and biophysical techniques capable of imaging biomolecules in the cell and/or in atomic detail. Each lecture will cover one of the following techniques: super-resolution microscopy, cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), X-ray crystallography, and computational structural biology (a.k.a. molecular docking).
During the course you will make an individual assignment.
No prior knowledge on any of the techniques is assumed. Successful completion of this course is one of the ways to fulfil the entry requirements for the Master Course Biophysics and Molecular Imaging (SK-BMBMI).
Literature/study material used:
Mandatory for students in Master’s programme: NO.
Optional for students in other Master’s programmes GS-LS:
(NO / YES all GSLS / YES only for programme’s:…..).