INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Genetics and Bioengineering Master With Thesis
2013-2014

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 516 NUCLEIC ACID AND PROTEIN CHEMISTRY Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 107

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
, Mehmet Serdal Sak├žali, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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COURSE OBJECTIVE
Learning about the molecular nature and chemical structure of nucleic acids and proteins. Understanding the forces that shape their specific structures. Learning how to read and review articles relevant to nucleic acids and proteins.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to nucleic acids
  2. Understanding B type DNA
  3. Factors affecting nucleic acids
  4. Alternative nucleic acid structures: Z and A type DNA
  5. Alternative nucleic acid structures: G quadruplexes
  6. Alternative nucleic acid structures: triplexes
  7. Homework presentation
  8. Homework presentation
  9. Introduction to polypeptides
  10. primary structure of proteins
  11. seconday structure of proteins
  12. tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins
  13. Homework presentations
  14. Homework presentations

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Project
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework210
    Project130
    Presentation230
    Final Exam130
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Factors affecting nucleic acids and protein shapes
    • Molecular forces in DNA and protein structure
    • Reading and reviewing methods of recent articles in nucleic acid and protein structure
    TEXTBOOK(S)

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)16348
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)16348
      Midterm Examination (1 week)2510
      Final Examination(1 week)111
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination 0
      Total Workload: 107
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 4