10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Proteomics is the large-scale study and analysis of proteins, directed to analysing protein function in a cellular context. Proteomics offer a unique vantage point from which researchers can dissect, characterise, understand and manipulate biological systems. This module serves two purposes - with the aim of introducing concepts of proteomic analysis and demonstrating their practical application. The multidisciplinary nature of this type of research will be emphasised.

Staff Contact: Dr C Evans
Teaching Methods: Students will have a range of backgrounds & many will have no prior teaching or training in proteomics & bioinformatics. The lectures will provide sufficient grounding to enable students to pursue framed self-study. In the first part of the module this will be primarily through recommended course texts. Taken together the lectures & self-study should provide all students with a baseline of understanding. Dr Corfe from the Dept of Oncology will provide support to the teaching in bioinformatics. The seminars will expose students to the strengths and limitations of approaches by practitioners. Students can also use informal workshop style sessions to complement their theoretical understanding. Problem-solving classes will require students to interpret data and offer critical assessment.
Assessment: Course work

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