Inorganic Compounds with Biological Relevance

Course Information
TitleΑνόργανες Ενώσεις με Βιολογικό Ενδιαφέρον / Inorganic Compounds with Biological Relevance
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID40003149

Programme of Study: PPS of School of Chemistry (2014-2015)

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Inorganic Chemistry and Chemistry of Inorganic MaterialsCompulsory Course2110

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students will be aware of - the role of the metals in life. - the most important metalloproteins and their biological significance. - the application of metal ions and complexes as drugs.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
- Evolution of life. Creation of biological systems. - Trace elements in vivo. Selective and competitive activity of trace elements. - The role of metal ions in biological systems. Coordination compounds in vivo. - Metal-based drugs. - Iron metalloproteins. Transportation and storage of iron. - Manganese metalloenzymes. Oxygen evolving center in photosystem II. - Enzymes containing zinc. - Copper as trace element. - Molybdenum in vivo. The role of molybdenum and iron in nitrogenase. - Interaction of metal ions and coordination compounds with biomolecules. - Physical methods used to study metalloenzymes. - Μagnetic nanoparticles as drug carriers, hyperthermia agents and molecular imaging agents - Radiopharmaceuticals. Radioactive tracers - Labelling
metals in life, metalloproteins, metal-based drugs, bioinorganic chemistry,
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1606.4
Written assigments381.5
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
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