Bioinorganic Chemistry

PSL Université Paris
LEVEL
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
3
PERIOD
01/01/2024 to 31/03/2024

Course Description

Nature utilizes metal ions and metal complexes to undertake several crucial processes. In fact, a human being requires about 25 elements to have a healthy life, half of them being metals! The chemical study of metals in biology is referred as bioinorganic chemistry. This area of research encompasses the study of metallo-enzymes (i.e. vitamin B12) or biological processes such as respiration. In this course, a general overview of the role of metals in biology will be presented. It is also planned to outline to role that metal complexes can play to understand biological processes.

Subject area

Materials
Physics

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Application deadline

15/11/2023

Competences

The course will be divided into two main sections. In the first section, the role of metal ions in a few key metalloproteins and biological processes will be explained. The second section will focus on the use of metal complexes to detect specific organelles/biomolecules, or a discussion to understand/modify biological processes. A large emphasis will be placed on experiments, which have been carried out in living cells or organisms.

Prerequisites

This course requires basic knowledge of inorganic chemistry and biochemistry.

Duration

15 h

Day of the weeks

Wednesday afternoon

ECTS

3

Validation mode

Written Examination

Organizer

Partner

PSL Université Paris

Faculty

Chimie Paristech

Department

Engineering cycle at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris

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