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Molecules of Life (MOL)

Vak 2014-2015

Elective course MSc Chemistry, MSc Life Science and Technology

Description

This course evolves around the synthesis of the naturally occurring biopolymers: carbohydrates, peptides and nucleic acids. These biopolymers play vital roles in life as we know it, and the course will teach how we can assemble well-defined fragments of these and apply these to answer biological questions and in therapeutic agents. Protecting group methodology and coupling strategies will be presented. The synthesis, and application of synthetic hybrid structures (glycoproteins, nucleopeptides, PNA) will be shown.

Literature

Handouts and papers from current literature.

Assessment method

Written exam

Expected Background

Basic knowledge of organic chemistry.