Structural Biology 101: A Beginner's Guide

Learn all about structural biology and its fascinating applications to research, medicine, healthcare, and more!
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How to build and analyze macromolecular protein structures using computational tools
How to conduct a drug discovery/structural bioinformatics research project on a disease of your choice

Requirements

  • Basic biology knowledge (i.e. first-year high school biology) is recommended

Description

Learn all about Structural Biology and walk away with the hard skills to conduct your own original research!

Get access to valuable tutorials, lectures, and articles that will grant you the knowledge to become comfortable in the field of Structural Biology for FREE!

Content Overview
Suitable for anyone with basic biology knowledge, this course will take you through the world of structural biology and how bioinformatics has the power to change the face of medicine and healthcare.

Starting with the basics of structural biology, this course will help you embrace the way that structural bioinformaticians think and operate, providing you with the necessary approach to tackling complex biomedical issues.

With these basics mastered, the course will take you through selecting a protein of interest that will both give you the motivation to see your project come to fruition and yield results. With your protein of focus in hand, this course will then guide you through homology modeling, docking, and even protein-ligand interaction analysis.

Students completing the course will have the knowledge to investigate a disease-associated protein from a structural biology point of view and will possess the necessary skills and data to form a research project of their own.


Content Overview
Suitable for anyone with basic biology knowledge, this course will take you through the world of structural biology and how bioinformatics has the power to change the face of medicine and healthcare.

Starting with the basics of structural biology, this course will help you embrace the way that structural bioinformaticians think and operate, providing you with the necessary approach to tackling complex biomedical issues.

With these basics mastered, the course will take you through selecting a protein of interest that will both give you the motivation to see your project come to fruition and yield results. With your protein of focus in hand, this course will then guide you through homology modeling, docking, and even protein-ligand interaction analysis.

Students completing the course will have the knowledge to investigate a disease-associated protein from a structural biology point of view and will possess the necessary skills and data to form a research project of their own.

Who this course is for:

  • Motivated individuals who are looking for ways to broaden their knowledge and explore protein behavior and composition using technology at no cost

Course content

6 sections28 lectures2h 28m total length
  • Introduction
    05:17
  • Course Outline
    00:53
  • Getting Set Up: Chimera
    06:17
  • Getting Set Up: PyMOL
    07:48
  • Section 1 Recap
    01:47

Instructor

Award-Winning Student Researcher
Saaim Khan
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 196 Reviews
  • 4,157 Students
  • 2 Courses

Saaim Khan is a student at Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He is deeply passionate about spreading research education to the public and has received international recognition for his research. He teaches computational biology to students at his high school and has consolidated courses that will not only help you learn conceptual basics but also empower you with the tools to complete research projects of your own.