ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
Credit points: 15
In this subject, you extend their previous knowledge gained from second year Biochemistry in relation to proteins (structure and function), bioinformatics and genomics. There will be an emphasis on how integrating and applying proteomic, transcriptomic and metabolomic data can provide a predictive understanding of biological systems as well as how a molecular understanding of proteins and proteostasis and the regulation of genes can lead to biotechnological and medical applications. During the semester you will undertake a major bioinformatics project (supported by online modules) based on annotation of metagenomic data. You will also complete a group assignment to produce a multimedia, webinar-style presentation of an emerging technology related to one of the lecture topics. In addition, you will complete an in-class test on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology.
Subject Co-ordinatorJulian Pakay
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites BCH2IBM and BCH2MBC (or equivalent theory subjects)
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Molecular Biology of the Cell
AuthorLodish et al.
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulian Pakay
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Four 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|In Class Quizzes - (equivalent to 200 words each) for a total of 1200 words These formative assessments will each cover two weeks worth of lecture content. These short quizzes are designed to be both formative and preparative for the final exam. Students will complete 6 quizzes||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2|
|Bioinformatics Assignment (equivalent to 500 words) Students will conduct analysis of metagenomic data using online tools.||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO4|
|Webinar Group Assignment (equivalent to 500 words) Students will work in groups to create a multimedia webinar describing an emerging technology in biotechnology and/or systems biology. This will be accompanied by a brief written description of the technology.||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO3|
|1 x 2-hour end of Semester Exam||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1|
|Bioinformatics Online Quiz (equivalent to 200 words) This is a formative short multiple-choice quiz to ensure students understand the major concepts covered in the supporting online bioinformatic modules before undertaking the bioinformatics assignment||N/A||N/A||No||5||SILO4|