Chemistry of Biomolecules

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Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :


Course outline: This course focuses on the chemistry, i.e. synthesis and reactivity, of peptides and saccharides. The basics of their synthesis will be first reviewed. Specific interactions of metal ions with those biomolecules will be then discussed as they play very important role in their structuration and function and thus in health and medicine.

Targeted skills

Skills: Knowledge of the typical protecting groups strategy used in carbohydrates and peptides chemistry / Knowledge of how metals interact with biological ligands / Knowledge about metal toxicity and metal complexes for imaging in medicine.