Diploma in Synthetic and Molecular Biology
Learn about synthetic and molecular biology with this free online course that is part of organic chemistry in biology.
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This specialist organic chemistry in biology course specifically covers synthetic and molecular biology. It starts with a concise discussion of some of the different biochemical processes where organic chemistry plays a dominant role. Next, you will study synthetic biology and nucleic acids. Following on from this, you will learn a DNA sequencing method and the synthesis of an oligonucleotide, including the central dogma of the pattern of information that occurs most frequently in cells, which is replication, transcription and translation.
You will then be introduced to molecular biology and the chemistry of cofactors and coenzymes, studying the mechanisms of various enzymes, cloning and the key differences between a cofactor and coenzyme. This course will teach you the different coenzymes and their importance and function in the human system.
This free course will be of great interest to professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry such as chemists, biochemists, chemical biologists and pharmacists who want to brush up on their technical knowledge. It will equally benefit any learner who would like to have a career in the pharmaceutical sector.Start Course Now
Synthetic Biology and Central Dogma
Synthetic Biology and Central Dogma- Learning Outcomes
Production of Monoclonal Antibodies
DNA Double Helix
DNA Sequencing Method
Important Features of the DNA
Limitations of Sanger's Method of DNA Sequencing Method
Synthesis of Oligonucleotide
Central Dogma: DNA Replication, Transcription, and Translation
Translation in Eukaryotes
DNA Ligase Mechanism
Synthetic Biology and Central Dogma - Lesson Summary
Molecular Biology and Chemistry of Cofactors/Coenzymes
Molecular Biology and Chemistry of Cofactors/Coenzymes - Learning Outcomes
Invitro Method of Amplifying a Piece of DNA by PCR
Chemistry of Cofactors/Coenzymes
Water Soluble Vitamins
Vitamin B1: Thiamine Pyrophosphate
Action of Metal Ion as a Cofactor
Coenzyme: Vitamin K
Vitamin B Complex Cofactors
Molecular Biology and Chemistry of Cofactors/Coenzymes - Lesson Summary
Having completed this module, you should be able to:
Define synthetic biology
Distinguish cellular immunity from humoral immunity
Explain how catalytic antibodies are designed and used to catalyze different organic reactions
Describe Maxam-Gilbert sequencing, and Sanger’s method of determining the sequence of bases in a DNA
Describe the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
Define DNA amplification, cofactor and coenzyme
Discuss the various techniques by which DNA can be amplified
State the three different antimalarial drugs, and the anticancer compound
Explain the mechanism of action of NAD⁺, NADP⁺ , and cobalamin (vitamin B12)
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