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BIOC222 Proteins and Biotechnology

Proteins are drivers of all life processes. The diversity of protein structure and function, and how the shape of proteins determines their function. How biotechnology solves medical and industrial problems.

Proteins perform almost all functions in living organisms, from repairing genetic damage to digesting food. Understanding protein function underlies many disciplines in biology and medicine. Being able to enhance, inhibit or repurpose proteins is the heart of drug design, biotechnology and processing of natural products. By providing insight at the molecular level, BIOC 222 will enhance programmes in disciplines such as microbiology, physiology, neuroscience and pharmacology.

Paper title Proteins and Biotechnology
Paper code BIOC222
Subject Biochemistry
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Prerequisite
BIOC 192 and CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 18 further points
Restriction
BIOC 230, BIOC 212, BIOC 213, MELS 230, PHCY 231
Recommended Preparation
BIOC 221 and GENE 221
Recommended Preparation or Concurrent Study
BIOC 223
Schedule C
Science
Contact
biochem200.tf@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sigurd Wilbanks
Textbooks
Voet, D., Voet, J. G., and Pratt, C. W. Fundamentals of Biochemistry, John Wiley & Sons.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Articulate a broad understanding of protein structure, enzyme catalysis and how these features can be measured and manipulated
  • Synthesise relevant information about protein structure and function
  • Communicate biochemical concepts to a specialist audience
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team to execute experiments using contemporary biochemical techniques
Eligibility
In addition to being a requirement for a BSc in Biochemistry, BIOC 222 will enhance programmes in disciplines such as microbiology, physiology, neuroscience and pharmacology. Health Science First Year or equivalent courses provide a strong preparation for BIOC 222.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
M1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 30-32, 36-38
P2 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 30-32, 36-38
P3 Thursday 14:00-17:50 30-32, 36-38

Proteins and their functions underpin all life processes. Exploration of the diversity of protein structure and how the shape of proteins determines function. Consideration of the medical and industrial use of proteins.

Proteins perform almost all functions in living organisms, from repairing genetic damage to digesting food. Understanding protein function underlies many disciplines in biology and medicine. Being able to enhance, inhibit or repurpose proteins is the heart of drug design, biotechnology and processing of natural products. By providing insight at the molecular level, BIOC 222 will enhance programmes in disciplines such as microbiology, physiology, neuroscience and pharmacology.

Paper title Proteins in Industry and Medicine
Paper code BIOC222
Subject Biochemistry
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
BIOC 192 and CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 18 further points
Restriction
BIOC 230, MELS 230, PHCY 231
Recommended Preparation
BIOC 221 and GENE 221
Recommended Preparation or Concurrent Study
BIOC 223
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
In addition to being a requirement for a BSc in Biochemistry, BIOC 222 will enhance programmes in disciplines such as microbiology, physiology, neuroscience and pharmacology. Health Science First Year or equivalent courses provide a strong preparation for BIOC 222.
Contact
biochem200.tf@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sigurd Wilbanks
Textbooks
Voet, D., Voet, J. G., and Pratt, C. W. Fundamentals of Biochemistry, John Wiley & Sons.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Articulate a broad understanding of protein structure, enzyme catalysis and how these features can be measured and manipulated
  • Synthesise relevant information about protein structure and function
  • Communicate biochemical concepts to a specialist audience
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team to execute experiments using contemporary biochemical techniques

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
M1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 30-32, 36-38
P2 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 30-32, 36-38
P3 Thursday 14:00-17:50 30-32, 36-38