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

 

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BC367 syllabus

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Examinations

Kevin's Calendar

 

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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

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Week of:

Probable topic:

Textbook chapter(s):

Discussion topic (guest)materials:

9/8

Chemical equilibria and thermodynamic

1-4

 6

Living matter / aqueous chemistry

1, 2

Problem Set #1

9/13 11

Amino acids and peptides

5

"Acute aspirin overdose, a case study"\

9/20

3

Problem Set #2

9/18

Peptides and proteins

3-4

Problem Set #3

BLAST homepage

9/25

Protein structure

5

"Protein Homology Searching, a case study"

9/27 3-4

Problem Set #4

10/2

Protein dynamics

5 "How do crocodiles hold their breath for so long?"

(no problem set this week)

10/4 9

Enzyme Enzymes and enzyme kinetics and mechanisms

6 "Biopharmaceuticals"

Problem Set #5

10/13 16

Enzyme inhibition and regulation

6 Exam 1

Homework #6

10/18 23

Carbohydrates Enzyme mechanisms

7

Problem set discussion 6

Homework #7

10/25

             Spring break

 

 30

Sugars, polysaccharides, and glycobiology

7

Homework #8

11/1
Glycolysis 6

Nucleotides and nucleic acid structure

8 "Hypertension and Receptor Mutations"\ , with Dr. Charles Jacobs

Homework #9

11/8 13

Citric Nucleic acid cycle chemistry and oxidative phosphorylation

9, 10

"A life-threatening complication of the Atkins Diet, a case study"\ function

8

(no problem set this week)

11/15 20

Lipids and membrane transport

11

Metabolic Diseases, with Dr. Mike Antoniello DNA technology and lipid chemistry

9-10

(no problem set this week)

11/22

Nitrogen / amino acid metabolism

14, 15

Exam 2

11/29

The "Central Dogma"

18, 19

Problem set\ discussion

12/6

Biological signal transduction

16

Diabetes Discussion (Read textbook, pages 606-608)

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Pre-med Resources

Chemistry Resources

27

Storage and structural lipids

10

Problem Set #10

12/4

Lipid biology

10

Homework #11

 

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