Science at the heart of medicine

7024 Chemical Biology

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 36 will provide a survey of chemical approaches to the investigation of biological systems. The 78 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