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Instructor: Kevin Rice (Keyes 313, x5763, kprice@colby.edu)

 

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BC367 Learning Goals

  1. To learn the fundamental chemistry and biochemistry of major classes of biomolecules, including amino acids and proteins, sugars and polysaccharides, nucleotides and nucleic acids, and lipids.
  2. To understand how chemical reactivity, thermodynamics, and kinetics are responsible for life.
  3. To sharpen problem-solving skills of both a qualitative and quantitative nature and to solve problems that involve the integration and synthesis of new knowledge.
  4. To enhance written and oral communication skills and build confidence in oral expression in a group setting.

 

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Approximate Lecture and Discussion Schedule

Week of:

Probable topic:

Textbook chapter(s):

Discussion materials:

9/6 5

Living matter / aqueous chemistry

1, 2Homework

Problem Set #1

9/12 10

Amino acids

3Homework

Problem Set #2

9/19 17

Peptides and proteins

3-4

Homework Problem Set #3

BLAST homepage

9/26 24

Protein structure

3-4Homework

Problem Set #4

10/3 1

Protein dynamics

5

(no assignment discussion materials this week)

10/10 8

Enzymes and enzyme kinetics

6Homework

Problem Set #5

10/17 15

Enzyme inhibition

6Homework

Problem Set #6

10/24 22

Enzyme mechanisms

6

Problem Set #7

10/31 29

Sugars, polysaccharides, and glycobiology

7

 

11/7 5

Nucleotides and nucleic acid structure

8

 

11/14 12

Nucleic acid chemistry and function

8

 

11/21 19

DNA technology and lipid chemistry

9-10

 

11/28 26

Storage and structural lipids

10

 

12/5 3

Lipid biology

10

 

 

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