Pre-requisites: MBB264

Aims/Description: The unit will cover: calculations of concentrations, dilutions and absorbance; enzyme kinetics; protein purification and enzyme activity; pH, pK, exponentials and logs; statistics and the propagation of errors; advanced uses of database programs; scientific writing; analysis of sequences; and analysis of scientific papers. Material will be introduced through lectures and tutorials, and will be accompanied by web pages containing worked examples.

Restrictions on availability: Available to students taking CHMU17

Staff Contact: Prof M P Williamson
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work
WebCT resources are available for this module

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