PřF:C8150 Bioenergetics-sem. - Course Information
C8150 Bioenergetics - seminarFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: z (credit).
- prof. RNDr. Igor Kučera, DrSc. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Igor Kučera, DrSc.
Department of Biochemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: Department of Biochemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
- NOW ( C8140 Bioenergetics )
This tutorial runs parallel to the lectures on bioenergetics.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 7 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- The seminar accompanies the Bioenergetics lecture. Home work that is allocated to the students mainly includes fundamental thermodynamic calculations and examples of handling data obtained in experiments with native or reconstituted bioenergetic systems. The solutions are discussed and explained in greater detail in the classroom sessions.
- Learning outcomes
- The student will understand how to integrate the quantitative aspects of bioenergetics with the knowledge of traditional physical chemistry. He/she will be able to calculate energy content of nutrients and changes in Gibbs energy of chemical reactions and transport processes. He/she will become familiar with theoretical background of experimental procedures for determination of the components of proton motive force. Skills in scientific calculations, processing and interpretation of experimental data will also be increased.
- Solving assigned items from the obtained sets of bioenergetic problems 1. Energy exchange between a system and its surroundings 2. Energy content of nutrients 3. Thermodynamics of chemical reactions 4. Thermodynamics and kinetics of membrane transport 5. Proton motive force and its measurement 6. Thermodynamics and kinetics of redox reactions 7. Topology of respiratory chains 8. Energy conversions in the cells
- Teaching methods
- Class discussion, homeworks
- Assessment methods
- A one semester seminar, 2 x 45 min per week. Attendance is compulsory and the presence of students is recorded. Specific homework is assigned periodically that must be completed before students can be given credit.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.