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Pharmaceutical applications of molecular biology

Course Code :2005FBDFGO
Study domain:Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:Cannot be followed with 2nd bachelor courses
Contact hours:34.5
Credits:4
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Yann Sterckx

3. Course contents *


This course follows the bachelor course "Pharmaceutical Biotechnology". The student continues to explore methods of molecular biology used in the fields of drug development and molecular diagnostics. The student learns how to retrieve useful information from public data bases containing DNA and protein sequences and to analyse these data with bioinformatics. Exercises are provide on the analysis of protein structures and the interactions between drugs and their target proteins. Theoretical classes provide background on the structure and maps of the human genome and single-gene disorders. We also discuss a number of techniques for the study of gene expression and proteomics.