This postgraduate programme provides you with a theoretical background for the techniques commonly used in structural biology. It has been designed for scientists wishing to update their knowledge, or as part of the background studies of research students, particularly those whose undergraduate studies were in a different area.
Structural biology allows you to understand how macromolecules work at the atomic level of detail. This is important particularly in designing drugs which act at the molecular level to affect macromolecules. Increasingly, research uses a range of complementary biophysical and structural techniques to study protein-protein interactions. This requires that researchers have some understanding of what all these techniques can achieve. This programme is designed to give the theoretical background required to use this range of methods.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
Study by distance learning, wherever you are in the world, with our internet-based teaching. May be taken as a stand-alone award or as part of our innovative distance learning MSc Structural Molecular Biology. Part of the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, a joint initiative with University College London.
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