Biomolecular Engineering University of Tsukuba
Supramolecules and macromolecules consisted of biomolecules can be used as practical tools and materials because of unique chemical and physical properties, biocompatibility and sustainability. This subject provides recent topics on biomolecular engineering.
(1) Understanding chemical and physical properties, structures, and functions of biomolecules. (2) Understanding typical protein engineering methods. (3) Understanding self-assembly of lipids and its application. (4) Understanding biotechnological application of RNA molecules (5) Understanding physical property and function structures of silk proteins and knowing use of silk proteins as functional materials (6) Understanding production and application of functional silks (7) Understanding development of silk-based materials (8) Capable of explaining about the latest scientific studies on materials/tools based on biomolecules.
Expertise, Proficiency in English
Grading will be carried out in the following two phases, and students fulfilling the criteria below will pass. (1) Lists of research papers related to the lectures: At least one paper for each lecture. The outlines of the papers in the lists need be understood. (2) A report on a selected paper from the above lists: Significance and novelty of the research need to be clearly described. Note that grades from A+ to C are to be determined based on scientific criticism (additional experiments and/or discussion to improve the research) on the selected paper.
How to modify proteinsArtificial assembly of proteinsMacromolecular architectures based on lipidsRNAs as biotechnological toolsPhysical property and structures of silk proteinsPhysiology of silkworms: biosynthesis of silk proteinsDevelopment of silk materialsHow to evaluate physical property and structures of silk proteinsHow to develop silk materialsSilkworm Breeding(8)-(10) will be given at Owashi site of NARO.
Online Course Requirement
Hirakawa Hidehiko,Tomita Shuichiro,Teramoto Hidetoshi,Kameda Tsunenori,Miyagishi Makoto,Ichikawa Sosaku
Site for Inquiry
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