Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

CHEM 551 - BIOMOLECULAR CONCEPTS

Long Title: BIOMOLECULAR CONCEPTS
Department: Chemistry
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 310 OR CHEM 311
Description: Enrollment is open to all students. Undergraduate enrollment requires instructor permission via special registration form. This course will explore quantitative concepts and tools from chemistry and physics relevant to molecular biology. An executive survey of molecular biology and the basic experimental approaches to biomolecular structure will be followed by a discussion of the structural basics of proteins and nucleic acids. The motion and energy landscapes of proteins will be discussed. Protein folding and evolution and the dynamic basis of gene regulation will be explored. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for CHEM 551 if student has credit for CHEM 451.