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BS3028 Natural products in medicinal chemistry
The module will expose the students to fundamental concepts and frontiers in modern biochemistry and natural product biosynthesis, with the objective of equipping the students with essential analytical skills for dissecting the structure-function relationship in natural products enzymes and analyzing and annotating biosynthetic pathways. Textbooks and reading materials were chosen accordingly to foster the students’ interest in the research areas of drug discovery and natural product biosynthesis.
a) Major classes of biosynthetic enzymes.
b) Classfication of major classes of secondary metabolites.
c) Mechanism of action of natural product-based drugs
d) The role of organic cofactor in enzyme catalysis
e) Biosynthesis of polyketide
f) Biosynthetic mechanism of terpenoids
g) Biosynthetic mechanim of ribosome-derivded peptide natural products
h) Biosynthetic mechanism of non-ribosome-derivded peptide natural products
i) Biosynthetic gene cluster and its regulation
j) Engineering of biosynthetic pathways
Who Should Attend
Reasearchers working in academia and the local biotech industry.
Eligibility Criteria
Diploma/Degree in Biological Sciences and equivalent with 2 years of related working experience.
Date(s): 11 Jan 2021 to 07 May 2021
Time: Refer to Class and Exam Schedules
Venue: SBS-CR3
Closing Date of Registration: 30 Nov 2020
Course Fee Payable:(Inclusive of GST) Refer to the course fee table

E2I No
Academic Units (AU)
Number of AU: 3
Online Registration
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