772304 Protein chemistry and protein engineering (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Übung
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Zajc, Charlotte , Oostenbrink, Chris , Furtmüller, Paul Georg , Peterbauer, Clemens Karl , Ludwig, Roland , Wozniak-Knopp, Gordana
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2024
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


The theoretical parts might not be presented in this order!

Unit I: Protein chemistry I: Forces between molecules and binding energies of molecules, structural building blocks, motifs and (super) secondary structures: ZAJC

Unit II: Protein chemistry II: Assembly from the building blocks, tertiary and quaternary structures, protein diversity and classification, databases and protein visualization: ZAJC

Unit III: High-resolution structure determination of proteins (X-ray, NMR): ZAJC

Unit IV: Protein analysis and quality control: Low resolution structure determination (CD, IR, fluorescence, Conformational and thermal stability, mono/polydispersity ect. (calorimetry, light scattering techniques: ZAJC

Unit VI: Protein dynamics and molecular dynamics simulations: OOSTENBRINK

Unit VII: Protein engineering I/mutagenesis strategies: WOZNIAK/PETERBAUER

Unit VIII: Protein engineering II/display techniques and screening: WOZNIAK/PETERBAUER

Unit IX: Protein engineering III/examples from antibody engineering; mechanism based-enzyme design: WOZNIAK/PETERBAUER

Unit X: Functional studies on proteins I: Enzyme kinetics (steady-state versus presteady kinetics): FURTMÜLLER

Unit XI: Functional studies on proteins II: Ligand binding and protein-protein interaction (surface plasmon resonance, biolayer interferometry ect.): FURTMÜLLER


Databases and phylogeny: LUDWIG

Protein structure modeling and prediction: OOSTENBRINK

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

Basic lectures in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


After completing this course and passing the exam students should understand the relationship between protein structure and function as well as protein dynamics and stability. Moreover they will have an overview about the most important techniques in elucidation of protein structure and quality. The principles in protein design and engineering will be discussed as well as the use of the most important databases, elucidation of protein phylogeny. Further, students will gain insight into the basics in protein modeling and structure prediction.
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