UBC Chemistry graduate student Léanne Racicot has won the prestigious Vanier scholarship for her work on the total synthesis of thiopeptides, a family of antibiotics with potent activity against...
Synopsis: This course will cover a selection of important, emerging bioanalytical techniques and related topics in general analytical chemistry. The course is primarily intended for students with research (or personal) interests that include methods, instrumentation and/or analytes of interest in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or biomedical systems. Students will be introduced to the basic technical aspects of some of the most important bioanalytical methodologies used in research and industrial applications. Students will also learn how to access, interpret, and critically evaluate the scientific literature encountered in this rapidly evolving area of analytical chemistry. Within the context of this course, many conceptual and practical issues will be discussed concerning experimental design, data analysis and data presentation, as well as considerations relating to the validity of discussion & conclusions derived from published bioanalytical data.
Topics: (Bio)chemical sensors; (bio)molecular spectroscopy (Raman, NIR, MS); methods for chemical imaging; single-(bio)molecule detection; DNA / RNA microarrays & applications; analytical methods for genomics / proteomics; (bio)molecular interactions (surface-plasmon resonance)