The programme of Biomolecular Chemistry involves gaining knowledge of the structure of biologically significant molecules and the relationship between their structure and functions.
The aim of the programme is to prepare specialists with high level of expertise in biochemistry, enzymology, structural biology, molecular genetics, protein engineering and bioinformatics with the focus on the structure, dynamics and functions of biologically important molecules and molecular complexes.
The core courses are formed by mathematical, physical, chemical and biological disciplines: general and organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, structural chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, information technology, data processing and informatics. Students will learn to work with literature and present their results orally and in writing, both in Czech and English. The aim of such preparation is to provide a theoretical basis for post-gradual studies, as well as equip students with practical skills in the fields mentioned above, which subsequently could be employed in basic and applied research. Based on this, other courses of the study programme, focusing on general biochemistry and enzymology, are developed. As a result, the graduates can work in a wide range of professions requiring biochemistry education. Newly developing disciplines, like structural biology, protein engineering and bioinformatics are of paramount significance in this study programme.
Teaching aims at: acquiring knowledge about the structure of proteins, nucleic acids and sugars; developing the ability to describe their basic structural characteristics; and gaining information about primary, secondary and tertiary structure of these biomolecules. Theoretical and practical knowledge of crystallography of biopolymers, NMR studies of their structure and dynamic properties, and the knowledge of: molecular modelling, molecular dynamics and computational chemistry and biochemistry are integral parts of the studies.
A successful graduate is able to
- specify and creatively solve problems in the field of general biochemistry, enzymology, structural biology, molecular genetics, protein engineering and bioinformatics
- use selected advanced research methods like molecular modelling, molecular dynamics, computational chemistry and biochemistry, crystallography of biopolymers or NMR studies
- based on available sources, specify tasks and coordinate professional work in the field of general biochemistry, enzymology, structural biology, molecular genetics, protein engineering and bioinformatics
- understand and use information available in professional literature and electronic databases which are concerned with the structure and function of biologically significant molecules: proteins, RNA and DNA
- comprehensibly and convincingly communicate their expert opinion to specialists and lay-people
- run a discussion within their expert knowledge, skills and qualifications in at least one foreign language (i.e. English)
Graduates can find employment in biochemical, pharmaceutical, veterinary, or medical research, both basic and applied, or in biotechnological plants of the above mentioned character. They can also easily adapt to work in a different field. The consecutive post-gradual study gives them an opportunity for a perspective employment in the labour market home and abroad.
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Type of study||follow-up master's|
|Standard length of studies||2 years|
|Language of instruction||czech|
Field combinations with Biomolecular Chemistry
This field of study is only offered in single-subject study mode
Written test on the level of bachelor exam. (only in Czech)
As seen on bachelor exam.
Result of entrance test.
Additional information is available at http://www.sci.muni.cz/cz/BcMgrStudium/