ENGS 58: Introduction to Protein Engineering


18W: 3B

Introduction to Protein Structure; C. Branden; J. Tooze; 2nd Edition; New York: Garland Pub; 1999.

19W: 3B


ENGS 35 or CHEM 41



May be used as Culminating Experience (Advanced Course) credit with permission of instructor only.

Engineered biomolecules are powering an array of innovations in biotechnology, and this course will familiarize students with key developments in the field. An overview of foundational principles will cover concepts such as the central dogma of biology, atomic scale forces in protein structures, and protein structure-function relationships. Strategies for modifying protein structures will be surveyed, with a particular emphasis on genetic techniques. The development of proteins with practical utility will be highlighted using case studies.