BC367 - Biochemistry of the Cell I
Instructor: Kevin Rice (Keyes 313, x5763, firstname.lastname@example.org)
BC367 Learning Goals
- 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.
- To understand how chemical reactivity, thermodynamics, and kinetics are responsible for life.
- 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.
- To enhance written and oral communication skills and build confidence in oral expression in a group setting.
Approximate Lecture and Discussion Schedule
Living matter / aqueous chemistry
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Peptides and proteins
Enzymes and enzyme kinetics
Sugars, polysaccharides, and glycobiology
Nucleotides and nucleic acid structure
Nucleic acid chemistry and function
DNA technology and lipid chemistry
Storage and structural lipids