Chemical Genetics (CG)

Vakbeschrijving Chemical Genetics (CG)
Collegejaar: 2016-2017
Studiegidsnummer: 4423CHGE6 (CG)
  • Prof Dr J. Brouwer
  • Dr. B. Florea
  • Dr. R. Kieltyka
  • Dr. S.A. Bonnet
  • Dr. S.I. van Kasteren
  • Dr. R.G. Boot
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 6
Niveau: 500
Periode: Semester 1, Blok II
  • Geen Keuzevak
  • Wel Contractonderwijs
  • Wel Exchange
  • Wel Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Chemical Genetics
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Core course in MSc Life Science and Technology


Chemical genetics is a research method that uses small molecules to change the way proteins work- directly in real time rather than indirectly by manipulating their genes. It is used to identify which proteins regulate different biological processes, to understand in molecular detail how proteins perform their biological functions, and to identify small molecules that may be of medical value.
In this course several examples of chemical genetics will be introduced. The biology of the problems will be introduced by a molecular geneticist (Prof. Jaap Brouwer) and subsequently the chemistry will be explained by chemical specialists (Dr. Bobby Florea, Dr. Sylvestre Bonnet, Dr. Roxanne Kieltyka, Dr. Sander van Kasteren and Dr. Rolf Boot).

Presence at classes is obligatory.

Assessment method

Open book exam