No Panic with Bioinorganic - Discover your Proteens!

General description

How does the chemistry in your body work? What makes it possible for your body to keep on going, making friends, having fun, partying, dancing, singing, and just enjoying life in beautiful Denmark? In this course we are going to explore a part of this question by taking a closer look at bioinorganic chemistry!

During the day you will learn about the interesting and very important functions of metals in biological systems, how to make cells produce proteins with the use of gene technology and how to purify and decide on the structure of proteins as well as finding out about their functions in living organisms. Later during the evenings and nights we will investigate if these chemical reactions actually make the body work appropriate, by testing the body through a huge amount of fun activities, visiting places in and near Copenhagen, and by making a lot of parties with different themes.

Do you want to know more about the field of bioinorganic chemistry? Do you want to see the wonderful country Denmark which differs a lot from other countries by being very flat and very green? Do you want to meet a lot of new friends from all over Europe? Or do you want to meet the nice blond girls or the handsome Vikings from Denmark?

Of course you want all of these things! And that is exactly why you have to apply for the Summer Course 2006 in Denmark! On our homepage you can find all the information you need about the course, schedule, survival guide, travel information, practically everything you need. In LBG Copenhagen we are all looking forward to spend an incredible time with you in July!

Academic information

Content and topics:
Topic: Bioinorganic Chemistry Content: Lectures, laboratory work, company visits etc.
Learning goals and objectives:
The aim of the course is to give the participants an introduction to: 1. The basic concepts of the role of metals in biological systems. 2. The gene technology required to construct a cell factory for production of proteins. 3. Chromatograhic techniques for purification of proteins. 4. Selected techniques for characterization of metalloproteins.
Examination type:
Test and oral presentation

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Approximately 25 participants, with a gender distribution of ca. 50%, and with a good national diversity.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Scout cabin
Three meals a day, one of them as a warm meal.
During the event the transport is paid by the organising LBG.