Learn about the functions and properties of proteins, and the uses of mass spectrometry in this free online course.
Take this certificate on your own.
Start now and learn at your own pace.
CertificationView course modules
This free online course in proteomics will teach you the various significant applications of protein-related technology, revealing the positive impact they have had in the large-scale study of proteins. The first section will discuss the basics of amino acids and proteins. You will also make comparisons between genomics (the study of the structure, function, evolution, mapping and editing of genomes) and proteomics, looking at the concepts of genome-sequencing projects and various technological approaches to understanding proteomic techniques for biological and clinical applications.
Next, you will learn how to retrieve the sequence of a gene and how to compare multiple sequences to study evolutionary relationships. The basics of mass spectrometry (an analytical technique that is used to measure the mass-to-charge ratio of ions) and its applications, as well as various methods used in the study of bio-molecular interactions, are also discussed. There will be series of laboratory demonstrations that reveal the practical applications of some proteomic techniques. Then, you will analyze protein interactions and microarrays as well as the aims of systems biology (the computational and mathematical analysis and modelling of complex biological systems as a whole).
Finally, you will be introduced to some applications of bioinformatics tools, where you will discern how the structure of proteins can be studied using them. Ethics in publishing and research will be highlighted, and you will examine examples of the major types of scientific misconduct and their consequences. This course will be highly beneficial to anyone in the fields of bioengineering, genetic engineering, biotechnology and other related disciplines.Start Course Now
Proteomics - Learning Outcomes
Amino Acids and Proteins
Proteins and Proteomics
Techniques to study Proteins and Proteome
Difference Gel Electrophoresis
Proteomics - Lesson Summary
Protein Interactions - Learning Outcomes
Protein Interactions and Micro-arrays
Protein Interactions and Systems Biology
Ethics in Research and Publication
Protein Interactions - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Discuss the properties of amino acids
- State the aims of proteomic studies
- Outline the steps involved in proteome analysis
- Explain why cyanine dyes are used for labelling samples
- Highlight the key concepts in mass spectrometry
- Summarise the methods for studying protein-protein interactions
- Discuss the concepts of interatomics
- State the principles of systems biology
All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:
Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning
Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:
Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping
All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.