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Bi9060 and Bi9061 Bioinformatics

The aim of this course is to give an introduction to Bioinformatics. Bioinformatics covers different computer applications in biological sciences and in its broadest sense the Bioinformatics means information technology applied to the management and analysis of biological data. The course will consist of theoretical part followed by practical training using computers and Internet. An introduction will be given to the theory of genome and protein information resources, to the DNA and protein sequence analysis, to the organization and searching of primary and secondary databases, etc.

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Bi7430 Molecular Biotechnology

The course of molecular biotechnology is focused on the specific aspects of modern biotechnology covering the latest innovations and development of therapeutics, vaccines, biotransformations, transgenic plants and animals and the role of these modern technologies in sustainable living. The number of examples illustrates the latest principles and applications of recombinant DNA technology in up to date industrial, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and biomedical applications.

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Bi9410 and Bi9410c Structural Biology

The aim of this course is to introduce the biological systems from the point of view of biomacromolecular structures. Students will get an overview of methods for determination, retrieval and visualisation of structures, and learn how to infer useful information about their function. Students will also learn basics of important biological phenomena such as protein dynamics or protein-protein, protein-DNA and protein-ligand interactions. At the end of the course, an application of structural biology to the study of molecular basis of essential biological processes, drug design and engineering of novel biocatalysts will be introduced.

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Bi7410 Protein Engineering

The aim of this course is to introduce methods and strategies commonly used in protein engineering. At the end of the course, students should be able to understand and explain differences between rational design and directed evolution, and have a general knowledge about miscellaneous topics such as searches in bioinformatics databases, isolation, expression or purification of novel proteins. Students will also get an overview of several biophysical techniques used for analysis of secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure, as well as of screening methods used for selection of novel protein variants with improved properties.

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Bi5710 Microbiology

The objective of the course is to provide the students with basic knowledge of general microbiology, applied microbiology and virology. Graduates will learn how to differentiate prokaryotes from eukaryotes, archaea from bacteria. They will be able to name the features and functions of structures found in bacteria. Moreover, they will learn how to differentiate among photosynthetic, chemoautotrophic and heterotrophic bacteria in terms how they obtain energy. Graduates will recognize the most important eukaryotic microorganisms, recognize their structural and physiological differences and illustrate their practical applications.

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Bi7171 Microbiological and biotechnological excursions

The objective of professional excursions is to provide the students of biology and biochemistry larger view and practical experience with instituions and companies, which use microbiological and molecular biotechnological methods in the working processes. The students will visit during the four-days tour: (i) biotechnological centre INBIT in Brno, (ii) R&D laboratories and production plant in the company Synthon, (iii) production plant in the company BioVendor, and (iv) R&D laboratories and production plant in the biotechnology company Contipro in Dolni Dobrouc. Graduates will be able to describe processes employed during preparation of drugs, biopharmaceuticals and vaccines.

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Bi7893 Seminar of Loschmidt Laboratories

At the end of the course, the students should be able to independently: (i) design experiments, (ii) carry out laboratory work, (iii) interpret the results and (iv) present them to the scientific community by a lecture or a paper.

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Bi7894 Seminar of Research Teams of Loschmidt Laboratories

At the end of the course, the students should be able to independently: (i) design experiments, (ii) carry out laboratory work, (iii) interpret the results and (iv) present them to the scientific community by a lecture or a paper.

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Bi9280 Summer School of Protein Engineering

The aim of protein engineering is to understand the functioning of molecular machines and construction of proteins for biomedical and biotechnological applications.

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ELIXIR CZ annual conference 15 – 16 Nov, 2017
New video explaining the goals of Rafts4Biotech EU project
Invitation to a presentation by Synthetic Genomics
Andrea Schenkmayerova received a grant to attend an EMBO Practical Course
Open Postdoc Position: Protein Engineering
FireProt in MUNI
Jan Stourac won Dean’s Award