CHEM40400 Master Class in Carbohydrate Chemisty

Academic Year 2019/2020

The carbohydrate module will provide students with an in depth knowledge of recent advances in synthetic and biological carbohydrate chemistry. Topics will include: synthetic strategies towards oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates, the structure function and physiological relevance of glycosylation, glycosensor development and protein modification. Lectures will be given by a number of leading experts in the field. Concepts introduced in the lectures will be further elaborated and discussed through a number of small group workshops.

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Learning Outcomes:

• Gain an understanding of carbohydrate and glycosylation chemistry and mechanism.
• Be able to design and critically assess a synthetic strategy for complex oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates.
• Understand the biological relevance and therapeutic applications of carbohydrates.

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Autonomous Student Learning




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Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
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