Course Department: 
Chemistry
Course Frequency: 
Every third year
Course Description: 

This course aims to develop an understanding of the chemical interactions that govern the structure and function of biological molecules. A thorough discussion of the spectroscopic techniques used in modern research for analyzing such molecules will be incorporated. In addition, the course covers topics in protein folding and mis-folding (as associated with disease), focusing in particular on the thermodynamic and kinetic processes involved. Time will be spent reading and discussing primary literature with an emphasis on interpreting the results obtained by others. Prerequisite or co-requisite: Chemistry 300. One unit.

Course Number: 

361