Bioinorganic Chemistry

Course Information
TitleΒΙΟΑΝΟΡΓΑΝΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ / Bioinorganic Chemistry
CodeΚ301
FacultySciences
SchoolChemistry
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40002695

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma CΗīmeías (2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 46
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
THEŌRĪTIKĪ CΗĪMEIA KAI CΗĪMIKĪ EKPAIDEUSĪOptional Courses845
CΗĪMIKĪ ANALYSĪ-PERIVALLON-ĪLEKTROCΗĪMEIAOptional Courses845
CΗĪMIKĪ SYNTHESĪ-VIOCΗĪMEIA KAI VIOEFARMOGESElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)845
CΗĪMIKĪ TECΗNOLOGIA KAI VIOMĪCΗANIKĪ CΗĪMEIAOptional Courses845

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600171263
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
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 trace elements - be aware of the role of the metals in life and as drugs - know some important metalloproteins and their significance
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Evolution of life. Evolution and homeostasis stages. Creation of biological systems. Redox potentials and bioelements. Trace elements in vivo. Selective binding of trace elements. Selective and competitive activity of trace elements. The role of metal ions in biological systems. Interaction of trace elements with drugs. Elements and their compounds used as drugs. Coordination compounds in vivo. Bioinorganic chemistry and applications. Metalloenzymes. Iron metalloproteins for the transportation of electrons and oxygen and storage of iron. The role of molybdenum and iron in nitrogenase. The role of manganese in the oxygen evolving center of photosystem II. The role of zinc in non-redox enzymes. The role of copper as a trace element. Physical methods to study metalloenzymes. Interaction of metal ions and coordination compounds with nucleic acid and other biomolecules.
Keywords
Bioinorganic chemistry, trace elements, metalloproteins, applications, metals as therapeutics
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures321.3
Reading Assigment632.5
Tutorial70.3
Written assigments200.8
Exams30.1
Total1255
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δ. Κεσίσογλου, Γ. Ψωμάς, «Βιοανόργανη χημεία»
Last Update
07-02-2020