Biology Online Module Handbook

BL3310 Bioenergetics

(BL3310 online module handbook version 53)

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image: Bovine F1-ATPase inhibited by DCCD (dicyclohexylcarbodiimide) (pdb 1E79)

The conversion of one form of energy into another by a biochemical process is at the centre of all life. This module studies the biological systems for conserving energy from food oxidation and light absorption (photosynthesis) and the conversion of the resulting redox energy into chemical energy in the pyrophosphate bonds of ATP. The module also considers electron transfer processes in biology and the energetics of trasport processes. Chemiosmotic theory and the principles are considered in detail as are the structure and function of electron and proton transfer systems of energy tranducing systems. Practical classes will introduce the student to the methods used in this field of study. The module will comprise twenty lectures, eight hours tutorials/seminars in total, and twelve hours in practical classes.*

Credits: 20*

Semester: 2

Module Organiser
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463604
Pre-requisite Modules:
Before taking this module you must pass BL2302 or pass BL2306*
Anti-requisite Modules:
*
Post-requisite Modules:
*
Additional Module Information:
Please check MMS regularly for additional module information


Biology Teaching Office:
The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk      Tel: 01334  463602

BL3310: Timetable

Legend (not all modules have every event type):
lecture
tutorial
workshop
practical
other

Semester 2: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
28-01-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L1: Introduction
2018-9_BL3310_L1
Tuesday
29-01-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L2: Quantitative bioenergetics
2018-9_BL3310_L2
Wednesday
30-01-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Rona Ramsay

Lecture L3: Electron transport chain overview
2018-9_BL3310_L3

Semester 2: Week 2

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
04-02-2019
09:00 to 17:00
Other
Dr Gerald Prescott

Other O1: JH Careers Day
2018-9_BL3310_O1
Tuesday
05-02-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Rona Ramsay

Lecture L4: Mitochondrial electron transport chains - Complex I & II
2018-9_BL3310_L4
Wednesday
06-02-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Rona Ramsay

Lecture L5: Mitochondrial electron transport chains - Complex III
2018-9_BL3310_L5

Semester 2: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
11-02-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Rona Ramsay

Lecture L6: Mitochondrial electron transfer chains - Complex IV
2018-9_BL3310_L6
Tuesday
12-02-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Rona Ramsay

Lecture L7: ROS
2018-9_BL3310_L7
Wednesday
13-02-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Rona Ramsay

Lecture L8: Introduction to Lab 1
2018-9_BL3310_L8
Thursday
14-02-2019
09:00 to 17:00
Chemistry
Purdie Lab
Dr Rona Ramsay

Practical P1: Characterisation of isolated mitochondria
2018-9_BL3310_P1
Both groups attend both Thu and Fri
Friday
15-02-2019
09:00 to 17:00
Chemistry
Purdie Lab
Dr Rona Ramsay

Practical P2: Characterisation of isolated mitochondria
2018-9_BL3310_P2
Both groups attend both Thu and Fri

Semester 2: Week 4

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
18-02-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Rona Ramsay

Tutorial T1: Practical review & data handling
2018-9_BL3310_T1
Tuesday
19-02-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Prof Peter Heathcote

Lecture L9: Photosynthesis I
2018-9_BL3310_L9
Wednesday
20-02-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Prof Peter Heathcote

Lecture L10: Photosynthesis II
2018-9_BL3310_L10

Semester 2: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
25-02-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Prof Peter Heathcote

Lecture L11: Photosynthesis III
2018-9_BL3310_L11
Tuesday
26-02-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Prof Peter Heathcote

Lecture L12: Photosynthesis IV
2018-9_BL3310_L12
Wednesday
27-02-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L13: ATPase I
2018-9_BL3310_L13

Semester 2: Week 6

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
04-03-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L14: ATPase II
2018-9_BL3310_L14
Tuesday
05-03-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L15: Mitochondrial biogenesis
2018-9_BL3310_L15
Wednesday
06-03-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L16: Introduction to Lab 2
2018-9_BL3310_L16

Semester 2: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
11-03-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
ProfRichardCogdell

Lecture L17: Bacterial photosynthesis I
2018-9_BL3310_L17
Tuesday
12-03-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
ProfRichardCogdell

Lecture L18: Bacterial photosynthesis II
2018-9_BL3310_L18
Wednesday
13-03-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
ProfRichardCogdell

Lecture L19: Bacterial photosynthesis III
2018-9_BL3310_L19
Thursday
14-03-2019
09:00 to 17:00
Chemistry
Purdie Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Practical P3: Characterisation of mitochondrial complexes
2018-9_BL3310_P3
Thu group only
Friday
15-03-2019
09:00 to 17:00
Chemistry
Purdie Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Practical P4: Characterisation of mitochondrial complexes
2018-9_BL3310_P4
Fri group only

Reading Week: 16-Mar-2019 to 31-Mar-2019

Semester 2: Week 8

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
01-04-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Samantha Pitt

Lecture L20: Mitochondrial Transporters
2018-9_BL3310_L20
Tuesday
02-04-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L21: Signalling between mitochondria and the cell
2018-9_BL3310_L21
Wednesday
03-04-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L22: Intro to Lab 3
2018-9_BL3310_L22
Thursday
04-04-2019
10:00 to 13:00
Chemistry
Purdie Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
Mr Mustafa Elshani
Practical P5: Seahorse
2018-9_BL3310_P5
Bring laptop to workshop - Thu group only
Friday
05-04-2019
10:00 to 13:00
Chemistry
Purdie Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
Mr Mustafa Elshani
Practical P6: Seahorse
2018-9_BL3310_P6
Bring laptop to workshop - Fri group only

Semester 2: Week 9

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
08-04-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L23: Mitochondria and cell death
2018-9_BL3310_L23
Tuesday
09-04-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Rafael Guimaraes da Silva

Lecture L24: Mitochondria and microscopy
2018-9_BL3310_L24
Wednesday
10-04-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Rona Ramsay

Lecture L25: Mitochondrial dynamics, fission and fusion
2018-9_BL3310_L25

Semester 2: Week 10

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
15-04-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Workshop W1: Revision workshop
2018-9_BL3310_W1
Tuesday
16-04-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Prof Frank Gunn-Moore

Lecture L26: Mitochondria & disease I
2018-9_BL3310_L26
Wednesday
17-04-2019
12:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Lecture Theatre D
Prof Frank Gunn-Moore

Lecture L27: Mitochondria & disease II
2018-9_BL3310_L27

Semester 2: Week 11

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Wednesday
24-04-2019
14:00 to 17:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
Dr Rona Ramsay
Other O2: STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
2018-9_BL3310_O2
All students attend
Thursday
25-04-2019
14:00 to 17:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
Dr Rona Ramsay
Other O3: STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
2018-9_BL3310_O3
All students attend
Friday
26-04-2019
14:00 to 17:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
Dr Rona Ramsay
Other O4: STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
2018-9_BL3310_O4
All students attend
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL3310: Assessment

3-hour Written Examination = 66%, Coursework = 34%*

Assessment:
Practical Lab Book
Due by:
25/02/2019 14:00
Feedback due by:
18/03/2019 14:00
Type:
Paper Hand-in
Weight:
0%
Assessment:
Practical Report and Lab Book
Due by:
02/04/2019 14:00
Feedback due by:
23/04/2019 14:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
58.8%
Assessment:
Seahorse workshop
Due by:
08/04/2019 20:00
Feedback due by:
29/04/2019 20:00
Type:
Single Upload
Weight:
0%
Assessment:
Presentation
Due by:
25/04/2019 14:00
Feedback due by:
16/05/2019 14:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
41.2%

(MMS assessment data cached: 15 February 2019 23:20:13.)


The following related information applies to all Biology modules:

School of Biology Marking Criteria: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Late submission of continuous assessment work:

All late submissions of coursework that do not require electronic submission should be made via the late submissions box in the Biomolecular Science Building (beside the Teaching Office)
Exam details: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Exam timetable: see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/academic/examinations/examtimetablescurrent/
Expected attendance: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook for detailed attendance requirements.
Good Academic Practice & Avoiding Academic Misconduct: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
University Student Handbook: University Student Handbook
School and University regulations in the School and University Undergraduate Handbook relating to absence reporting, penalties and rules for late submission of work, extensions for coursework, return of coursework, S-coding, good academic practice and Academic Alerts.: School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook University Student Handbook
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Who to ask

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)

Questions about different aspects of the module should be directed to different people:

Questions about Contact
General teaching matters Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )
Rescheduled or cancelled events Check your University email
Lecture or practical content The lecturer who presented the material
Completing assessed practical assignments The lecturer who set the assignment
Completing assessments Module Organiser (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk) and the Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )

Difficulties with academic progress which impact more than one module:

Year Coordinator

See School of Biology Undergraduate student handbook for list: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/documents/UndergraduateHandbook.pdf

Overall performance, progress or future directions:

Advisor of Studies

Disability:

Disability Coordinator (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)

For advice and support on any issue e.g. academic, financial, international, personal or health matters, or if you are unsure of who to go to for help:

Advice & Support Centre

Address: 79 North Street, St Andrews

Email: theasc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Web: https://www.standrews.ac.uk/ask-a-question/

Tel: 01334 462020

University assistance with urgent matters out of office hours:

Tel: 01334 476161

Web: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/advice/counselling/incrisis/

Biology Teaching Office:

We are happy to hear from you about teaching matters. The School of Biology Teaching Office is open Monday to Friday 09.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.00. School of Biology staff will respond to your emails during these hours. Our team will provide a response to you within three working days.

Biology Teaching Office, The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel: 01334 463602/3566

BL3310: Contributing Staff

Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Dr Jacqueline Nairn
(Module Organiser)

Senior Lecturer jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk
Mr Mustafa  Elshani Mr Mustafa Elshani PhD Studentme56@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Rafael Guimaraes da SilvaDr Rafael Guimaraes da SilvaResearch Fellowrgds@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Frank Gunn-MooreProf Frank Gunn-MooreProfessor of Molecular Neurobiology, Deputy Head of School fjg1@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Peter HeathcoteProfessor, Visiting Scholarph28@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Jacqueline NairnDr Jacqueline Nairn
(Module Organiser)
Senior Lecturer jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Samantha PittDr Samantha PittRoyal Society of Edinburgh Biomedical Fellowsjp24@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Gerald PrescottSenior Lecturergrp2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Rona RamsayDr Rona RamsayReaderrrr@st-andrews.ac.uk
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL3310: Learning Outcomes

The conversion of one form of energy into another by a biochemical process is at the centre of all life.

Students completing module BL3310 successfully should be able to:

  • To develop an understanding of how biological systems conserve energy from food oxidation & light absorption (photosynthesis), and the conversion of the resulting redox energy into chemical energy
  • To build an appreciation of the electron transfer processes in biology and the energetics of transport processes
  • To examine in detail the principles of and evidence for the the chemiosmotic theory and its principles including the structure and function of electron and proton transfer systems of energy transducing systems
  • To consider recently studied associations between mitochondria and disease
  • To introduce the methods used in this field of study
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL3310: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

  • Biomolecule isolation/characterisation
  • Buffers
  • Enzyme assay
  • Pipetting
  • Protein characterisation

Transferable Skills

  • Short group presentation on given topic (up to 15 min)
  • "Short" practical write-up (e.g. completed worksheet)
  • Critically evaluating sources/information
  • Finding literature
  • Lab safety awareness
  • Problem-solving questions
  • Calculations/equations
  • Dilutions
  • Produce tables
  • Lab or field notebook
  • Designing experiments
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Policies

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)