The goal of this course is to expose the participants to 3-dimensional structures of proteins. It describes the experimental methods used to solve these structures, and databases used to archive, annotate and classify protein structures. Analysis and visualisation software will be used to display, analyze, compare and interpret protein structures. Students will also be introduced to protein structure prediction by homology modeling techniques.
The second part of the course is dedicated molecular modelling, introduction to docking of small molecules (drugs, peptides) to large macromolecules and Molecular graphics.