Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021


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BIOS 481 001 (CRN: 13026)


Department: Biosciences
Instructor: Wensel, Theodore
Meeting: 10:45AM - 11:50AM MW (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
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: BIOC 301 OR BIOS 301 OR BIOC 352 OR BIOS 352
Section Max Enrollment: 25
Section Enrolled: 21
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 30
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 24
Enrollment data as of: 19-JUL-2024 10:18PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-Dept Room
Final Exam Time:
7:00PM - 10:00PM F
Description: Focus on principles of common biophysical methods used for study of conformations and dynamics of biological macromolecules and assemblies. Topics cover spectroscopic methods (absorption, fluorescence, circular dichroism, epr, NMR), transport processes, sedimentation, calorimetry, mass spectrometry, crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, ligand-protein interactions, protein folding, single molecule detection, computer simulations, functional genomics and laboratory evolution. Biological examples will be used to demonstrate merits and complementarity in each of the biophysical methods. Cross-list: BIOS 551.