Biocrystallography - LABORATORIO (2009/2010)

Course partially running

Course code
Name of lecturer
Massimiliano Perduca
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2nd Semester dal Mar 1, 2010 al Jun 15, 2010.

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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The Biocrystallography laboratory introduces the students into the fundamentals of the field, particularly biological crystal growth. In addition to coveringh the practical aspects of protein crystal preparation, a diffraction data is collected and a protein structure is solved.


The Biocrystallography practical lessons entail a series of meetings focused on the following arguments:
1) An introduction covering macromolecular crystallization theory and the most used techniques.
2) Preparation of protein crystals using Microdialysis, Hanging and Sitting drop.
3) Collection of a dataset with a rotating anode conventional source, an image plate detector and a low temperature cooling system.
4) Data processing and analysis.
5) Solution of a protein structure using molecular replacement techniques.
6) Protein model building and refinement.
7) Presentation of the most widely used programs for molecular graphics.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Bernhard Rupp Biomolecular Crystallography Garland Science 2009 978-0-8153-4081-2

Assessment methods and criteria

This topics are part of the Biocrystallography oral examination