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Chemical Biology (CB)


Chemical Biology
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Core course in MSc Chemistry – Chemical Biology, elective course MSc Chemistry, MSc Life Science and Technology


Chemical biology is a new interdisciplinary research field in which questions intrinsically rooted in biology are approached with solutions inherent to chemistry. In this course this will be exemplified by case studies on examples from recent literature. The course serves to provide students with a general overview of the field, the advances made in chemical biology research and the challenges ahead of us. The course will also provide insight in the chemical biology research conducted at Leiden University.


Chemical Biology, Herbert Waldmann and Petra Janning, Editors, Wiley, Fall 2014 and handouts (relevant publications)

Assessment method

Written exam

Expected Background

Basic knowledge of organic chemistry, biochemistry and biomolecular chemistry.