High-Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Doctoral study programme Physics
Objectives and competences
The main goal of the course is the introduction of students in the practical work with advanced experiments of high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), which is the most powerful method for determination of conformation and dynamics of molecules in solution. Students acquire knowledge about modern NMR approaches for studies of macromolecules and molecular complexes in solution.
• Multidimensional pulse sequences
• Determination of three-dimensional structure of molecules and molecular complexes
• Determination of inter-molecular interactions
• Studies of conformational flexibility of molecules
• Determination of dynamic properties of molecules and molecular systems
• Rational drug design
• Case studies: application of high-resolution NMR in biophysics, structural, organic and medicinal chemistry and molecular biology
• Case studies: application of high-resolution NMR in pharmaceutical industry
Intended learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding:
• of the broad capabilities of modern high-resolution NMR methods for resolving the research and development tasks in academia and industry
• of the potentials and limitations of modern NMR methods for studies of molecular structure and dynamics in solution.
• of the application of experimentally determined conformational and dynamic properties of molecules to unravel research problems.
• of the operation of the modern NMR equipment with high magnetic fields and cryogenic NMR probe technology.
• C. P. Slichter: Principles of Magnetic Resonance, Springer-Verlag. Third Edition 1992. E-version
• J.Cavanagh, W.J. Fairbrother, A.G. Palmer III, M. Rance, N.J. Skelton: Protein NMR Spectroscopy, Elsevier, Second edition 2007 . E-version
• O. Jardetzky, J.F. Lefevre: Dynamics and the Problem of Recognition in Biological Macromolecules, Nato ACI Series, Series A: Life Sciences Vol. 288, 1996 . E-version
• Recent scientific literature.
Individul project task and oral examination (50/50). A passing grade in the individual project task is required for admittance to the oral examination.
Associate professor of physics at the University of Nova Gorica.
University course code: 3FIi08
Year of study: 2. year
- Lectures: 10 hours
- Exercises: 40 hours
- Individual work: 130 hours
Course kind: elective
Learning and teaching methods:
lectures, team work under supervision of the lecturer responsible for the course, individual contact hours with the lecturer responsible for the course