773311 Introduction into crystallography and NMR spectroscopy of proteins

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Blaukopf, Markus , Hofbauer, Stefan , Heuser, Thomas
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Structural features of amino acids, peptides and proteins
Theory of x-ray diffraction from crystals
Theory of crystallization, practical aspects
Serial femtosecond X-ray crystallography (SFX)
Data collection, phasing, molecular replacement and structure refinement/validation
Databases and case studies
Basic principles of NMR spectroscopy
Multidimensional NMR
NMR Structure determination (assignment, Noe)
Isotope labeling of proteins, assignment strategies, residual dipolar couplings
Model building, structure refinement and validation
Protein Dynamics (Relaxation phenomena)
Protein-ligand structures (TrNOe, STD)
Comparison of X-ray and NMR structures
Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge of biochemistry and spectroscopy. The lecture is recommended for advanced master study students and PhDs

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students will have obtained a basic knowledge in structural biology. In particular, they should be able to assess the quality of published protein structural data and models and get hands-on experience in using 3-D models from the protein database
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.