Dr Muhammed Sayed, Department of Biotechnology (UWC), is a protein crystallographer who completed his post-doctoral studies under Professor Tom Blundell at Cambridge University. He will supervise the web-courses in protein structure and protein crystallography. His goal is to develop protein crystallography as a practical discipline.
The aim of this section of this module is to introduce students to the principles of X-ray diffraction and the elucidation of crystal structures. It is intended to underpin and to accompany students' independent study of the Protein Crystallography web-based course. On completion of this module, students should be well prepared for the module on "Protein Crystallography" later in the course.
The ability to:
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Tutorial worksheets will be handed out at regular intervals. These must be completed and handed in by the specified deadlines. A 2 hour examination will be given at the end of the module. The worksheets and exam will count 40 and 60% respectively.
A number of helpful books are available in the UCT and UWC libraries. Useful introductory texts include:
The International Union of Crystallography website (mirrored at www.gh.wits.ac.za/iucr-top/) has numerous useful articles.