COURSE DESCRIPTION: This eight-week course will explore the use of chemical techniques to the investigation and manipulation of biological systems. The first two week will provide a broad overview of the fundamental principles of organic structures, reactions and mechanism, as well as methods and applications of organic synthesis. The week 36 will provide a survey of chemical approaches to the investigation of biological systems. The 78 week will consist of student presentations. Students will be divided into small groups. Each group will be assigned with a primary research article that is a landmark in the field and represent a specific technique or biological problem.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Chemical Biology ISBN: 978-3-527-32330-2
PREREQUISITES: Undergraduate general chemistry, organic and biochemistry
STUDENT PREPARATION: Sophomore organic chemistry. Most incoming student should have taken it at their colleges.
SUITABLE FOR 1ST YEAR STUDENTS: Yes
UNIQUE TRAINING OFFERED IN THIS COURSE: This four-week course will explore the use of chemical techniques to the investigation and manipulation of biological systems. No overlap.
STUDENT ASSESSMENTS: 1) Problem Sets (1), 10%. There will be one problem set given out during the semester
2) Mid-term exams (1), 40%.
3) Oral Presentation, 50%. The detail on presentation will be provided mid semester.
CREDIT HOURS: 2.0