SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY: X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY-A HANDS ON WORKSHOP Syllabus

120.861.01 | AY 2012-2013 - Summer Term | 3 Credit(s)
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  • Course Description

    Enables students to carry out all key steps to successfully solve and refine a protein crystal structure. Theoretical aspects are followed by application to various problem sets. Topics include tricks for data collection, data processing and collection. Touches upon all standard techniques such as molecular replacement, SAD phasing and MAD phasing, both in theory and then applied in practical context with previously collected data. Identification of unknown ligand densities and model refinement lead to the last part of preparing publication quality figures using PyMol.

  • Intended Audience

    Ph.D students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Students are evaluated on their participation in classroom discussions and also on completion of assigned homework and tutorial data.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

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