Chemical Biology Project
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-MOL049A
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Moleculaire Wetenschappen;
dr. K.M. Bonger
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dr. K.M. Bonger
Other course modules lecturer
Contactperson for the course
dr. K.M. Bonger
Other course modules lecturer
dr. K.M. Bonger
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2020
KW1  (31/08/2020 to 01/11/2020)
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksEveryone will be placed on a waiting list first
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listYes
Placement procedure-
After this course, you are able to:
·       Plan, understand and correctly carry out a (multistep) synthetic protocol and use appropriate purification methods to obtain molecules that can be used to manipulate a specific biomolecule.
·       Analyze and correctly interpret analytical data for the synthesized molecules with spectroscopic techniques such as TLC, NMR, IR, LC-MS, UV-Vis and fluorescence.
·       Evaluate and correctly interpret results for the synthesized molecules on a specific biomolecule with the use of appropriate biochemical techniques.
·       Document the set-up of the experiment and the results in a scientific and adequate manner in a lab journal and present the results in a research report.
The relatively new research discipline of chemical biology aims at developing (bioorthogonal) chemical methods and molecular tools, such as biosensors or fluorescent molecules, that can be used to study complex biological systems. In this practical course you will extend your knowledge, skills and advanced concepts in synthetic organic chemistry and apply the obtained molecules to study proteins and other biomolecules that are present in cells. Although this course contains aspects of both synthetic organic chemistry as well as biochemistry, the focus lies on acquiring and expanding the chemistry knowledge and skills.  

Instructional Modes

Presumed foreknowledge
Reactions and kinetics (NWI-MOL007), Reactions and Kinetics Project (NWI-MOL005/NWI-MOL006)Synthesis of Biomolecules (NWI-MOL047) This is a course in the themes 'Structure and Reactivity' and 'Lab and Research skills'.
Test information

Registration for this course closes four weeks before the start of the period. There is a maximum to the number of participants and a waiting list.
Recommended materials
Paula Y. Bruice, Organic Chemistry, Prentice Hall, 6th ed.
• Paula Y. Bruice, Study Guide and Solutions Manual for Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition

Instructional modes
Lab course
Attendance MandatoryYes
Type of instructional modeLab course

Test weight1
Test typeLab course
OpportunitiesBlock KW1