[ 663BCELBSM18 ] Module Biochemistry at the Service of Medicine

Workload Mode of examination Education level Study areas Responsible person Coordinating university
3 ECTS Accumulative module examination B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year (*)Biologische Chemie Erik De Clercq USB Budweis
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Biological Chemistry 2018W
Objectives To provide insight into how the field of biochemistry is directly connected to the field of medicine.
Subject Medical applications for the design of antimicrobial and antibiotic drugs.

The course is comprised of individual topics designed to enhance recently covered topic in the area of modern medicinal biochemistry, including the development of antibiotics and antivirals as powerful tools against infectious agents. Acquired and inherited mechanisms of illnesses in humans at molecular level will be addressed, particularly in regards to energy metabolism (catabolic/anabolic pathways) as well as signalling cascades. The course provides a broad array of advanced knowledge in medicinal biochemistry and chemistry.

Further information Oral Examination

Recommended reading:

E. De Clercq: Antiviral drugs in current clinical use. J. Clin. Virol. 30: 115-133, 2007. E. De Clercq: Status presens of antiviral drugs and strategies: part I, DNA viruses and retroviruses; part II, RNA viruses (except retroviruses). Adv. Antiviral Drug Design, vol. 5, in press (2007). E. De Clercq & A. Holy: Acyclic nucleoside phosphonates: a key class of antiviral drugs. Nature Rev. Drug Discovery 4: 928-940, 2005.

Corresponding lecture VL Biochemistry at the Service in Medicine (3 ECTS) (as lecture)
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