Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2019


CHEM 551 001 (CRN: 13582)


Department: Chemistry
Instructor: Wolynes, Peter
Meeting: 10:50AM - 12:05PM TR BRC 286 (26-AUG-2019 - 6-DEC-2019) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Prerequisites: CHEM 310 OR CHEM 311
Section Max Enrollment: 30
Section Enrolled: 5
Enrollment data as of: 3-DEC-2023 5:39PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
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.