Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2023


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CHEM 452 001 (CRN: 14380)


Department: Chemistry
Instructor: Xiao, Han
Meeting: 7:00PM - 8:15PM MW (21-AUG-2023 - 1-DEC-2023) 
Part of Term: 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):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Prerequisites: CHEM 212 OR CHEM 320
Section Max Enrollment: 20
Section Enrolled: 15
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 40
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 28
Enrollment data as of: 17-JUL-2024 5:11AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
2:00PM - 5:00PM F
Description: This course examines a variety of biological problems from a chemical and structural perspective. The structural and functional properties of amino acids, nucleotides, and sugars will be presented, with special emphasis on their catalytic and chemical properties required for chemical transformations within the cells. This is followed by a discussion of how to harness the power of chemistry to specifically modulate and manipulate these molecules as well as their higher-order structures, such as proteins, nucleic acids, and membranes. Topics include macromolecular structure-function relationships, nucleic acid structure and recognition, protein synthesis and folding, synthetic chemical biology, probes of cellular function, developing hybrid chemical/biologic drugs, as well as modern approaches for target discovery and validation. Cross-list: CHEM 552.