Bio-organic and Bio-inorganic Chemistry

Module code: CFS6014-B

This module will draw together organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and biology at an advanced level withapplication to case studies. An advanced introduction to biomolecules will be followed by topics that investigatebiological processes, with a focus on those that involve metal ions, and how synthetic molecules can interactwith biomolecules as potential therapeutic agents. The properties of metals used in the synthesis ofbioinorganic drugs, imaging and diagnostic agents will be covered and students will examine the chemistry thatgoverns the use of metal ions in biological systems to develop an understanding of the underlying principlesthat explain the role of metal ions in bioinorganic systems.

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