Biology Online Module Handbook

BL4212 How Enzymes Work

(BL4212 online module handbook version 29)

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image: Ribbon model of MAO B with 2-BFI inhibitor (pale blue) in the entrance cavity; surrounding residues are in stick format.

All cells depend on enzymes to catalyse the reactions that produce the energy required for life and that make and repair DNA, proteins and lipids. Understanding enzymes and their regulation underpins research on, for example, drug development. This module will study how the structures and molecular functions of selected examples enable the biological roles. Topics will include flavoproteins, DNA repair enzymes, nitric oxides synthases and other enzymes depending on the research interests of the academic staff. It will develop deductive skills, literature research, and communication of specific knowledge from reviews and primary research articles, and will encourage integration of previous basic knowledge of bioenergetics, protein structure and function, gene expression and metabolic regulation into the exploration of the cellular roles of enzymes.*

Credits: 15*

Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Dr Rona Ramsay
rrr@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463411
Pre-requisite Modules:
Before taking this module you must pass BL3301*
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

BL4212: Timetable

All sessions are compulsory.

Legend (not all modules have every event type):
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tutorial
workshop
practical
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Semester 1: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
17-09-2018
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Dr Rona Ramsay
Dr Rafael Guimaraes da Silva
Dr Carlos Penedo-Esteiro
Dr Rona Ramsay
Lecture L1: Module Introduction
2018-9_BL4212_L1
Introduction to each of the three topics

Semester 1: Week 2

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
24-09-2018
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Dr Rona Ramsay

Workshop W1: Flavoproteins:Discussion
2018-9_BL4212_W1

Semester 1: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
01-10-2018
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Dr Rona Ramsay

Workshop W2: Flavoproteins:student presentations
2018-9_BL4212_W2

Semester 1: Week 4

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
08-10-2018
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Dr Carlos Penedo-Esteiro

Workshop W3: Ribozymes
2018-9_BL4212_W3

Semester 1: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
15-10-2018
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Dr Carlos Penedo-Esteiro

Workshop W4: Ribozymes
2018-9_BL4212_W4

Semester 1: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
29-10-2018
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Dr Carlos Penedo-Esteiro

Workshop W5: Ribozymes
2018-9_BL4212_W5

Semester 1: Week 8

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
05-11-2018
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Dr Rafael Guimaraes da Silva

Workshop W6: Cold-adapted enzymes
2018-9_BL4212_W6

Semester 1: Week 9

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
12-11-2018
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Dr Rafael Guimaraes da Silva

Workshop W7: Cold-adapted enzymes
2018-9_BL4212_W7

Semester 1: Week 10

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
19-11-2018
11:00 to 13:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Dr Rafael Guimaraes da Silva

Workshop W8: Cold-adapted enzymes
2018-9_BL4212_W8

Semester 1: Week 11

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
26-11-2018
11:00 to 12:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Dr Rona Ramsay

Tutorial T1: Optional Q&A
2018-9_BL4212_T1
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)

BL4212: Assessment

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

Assessment:
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Assessment:
Essay
Due by:
05/10/2018 14:00
Feedback due by:
26/10/2018 14:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
1%

(MMS assessment data cached: 11 December 2018 23:20:21.)


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 Rona Ramsay rrr@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Rona Ramsay rrr@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Rona Ramsay rrr@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Rona Ramsay rrr@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)

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

BL4212: Contributing Staff

Dr Rona Ramsay

Dr Rona Ramsay
(Module Organiser)

Readerrrr@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Rafael Guimaraes da SilvaDr Rafael Guimaraes da SilvaResearch Fellowrgds@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Carlos Penedo-EsteiroLecturerjcp10@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Rona RamsayDr Rona Ramsay
(Module Organiser)
Readerrrr@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)

BL4212: Learning Outcomes

The outcomes in this module depend upon your independent reading.

Students completing module BL4212 successfully should be able to:

  • Communication of science in presentations and essays
  • Literature searching and assimilation of knowledge
  • Understand how enzymes work
  • Understand the roles of selected enzymes in the cell
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)

BL4212: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

    Transferable Skills

    • Group discussion - leading
    • Group discussion - participating
    • Short individual presentation on given topic (up to 15 min)
    • Short essay (1000-2000 words)
    • Summary
    • Critically evaluating sources/information
    • Finding literature
    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)