Experimental Chemical Methods
5 credits cr.
- Gå till denna sida på svenska webben
Experimental Chemical Methods’ will introduce you to a number of important methods used in chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology
The theoretical part of the course, which consist of a series of lectures, will be supplemented with computer labs and instrument demonstrations
‘Experimental Chemical Methods’ will introduce you to a number of important methods used in chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology. The theoretical part of the course, which consist of a series of lectures, will be supplemented with computer labs and instrument demonstrations.
- Explain the theory behind diffraction, microscopy, spectroscopy, mass-cytometry, and DNA sequencing.
- Explain what scientific questions the methods can answer, and describe the strengths and weaknesses of a technique for particular applications.
You will be expected to:
- Attend and actively participate in the lectures, labs and demonstrations.
- Complete the assignments and lab reports on time.
- Next generation sequencing: This part consists of lectures on the principles of “next-generation sequencing” (NGS), and how NGS can be used to study a range of chemical and biological questions, and an overview of the computational tools (bioinformatics) used to explore and interpret NGS data. The theoretical part is complemented with a computer lab to try some of the bioinformatics tools.
- Mass spectrometry. The lectures on mass spectrometry is accompanied by a demo lab.
- Diffraction and Cryo-EM. This part consists of lectures on diffraction-based, as well as, cryo-electron microscopy based structural biochemistry. The lectures are complemented with computer labs and lab demonstrations.
- Fluorescence microscopy. The lecture on fluorescence microscopy and live-cell imaging is complemented with a computer lab on quantitative image analysis.
- NMR and light spectroscopy. This part consists of only lectures.
Lectures, seminars and lab work
Written exam, home exams, and lab reports.