w Fall '99 Course Guide Biological Chemistry (Biological Chemistry)

Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Biological Chemistry (Division 517)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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Courses in the Department of Biological Chemistry are listed in the Time Schedule as part of the Medical School's offerings in the subsection Biological Chemistry.

The following count as LS&A courses for LS&A degree credit.


Biol. Chem. 415. Introductory Biochemistry.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jairam Menon (kmjmenon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two terms of organic chemistry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. 310 or 311, or Chem. 451/452. (3-4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A one-term introductory biochemistry course that covers the biochemistry of the living state; the chemistry of amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and steroids; energy transformations and chemical reactions in living cells; function of immune system and action of hormones; and self-regulation and self-replication of living organisms.

Students may elect a fourth credit hour by participating in a weekly seminar, presented jointly by clinicians and basic scientists, which correlates 415 lecture material with human disease through the use of clinical case studies.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Biol. Chem. 416. Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory.

Instructor(s): David Ballou (dballou@umich.edu) , Alex Ninfa (aninfa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Quantitative Analysis; Prior or concurrent election of Biol. Chem. 415 or Chem. 451/452. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. 429 or Biol. Chem. 516. (3). (Excl). (BS). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A basic laboratory course in biochemical techniques and how to conduct and interpret biochemical laboratory experiments. Experiments include: spectrophotometry; enzymatic (including coupled) and protein assays; enzyme purification and kinetics; thermodynamic measurements; DNA manipulations; including mapping and cloning; PCR; and forensic testing.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

Biol. Chem. 499. Biochemical Research for Undergraduates: Laboratory.

Instructor(s): Jerry Menon (kmjmenon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. Chem. 415 or Chem. 451/452; permission of the course director. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-6; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course provides an opportunity for students to develop a special research project under the direct supervision of a department faculty member.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Biol. Chem. 578. Biochemical Techniques.

Section 001 (Drop/Add deadline=September 28).

Instructor(s): Tom Kerppola (kerppola@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two terms of organic chemistry; Biol. Chem. 415 or Chem. 451/452. Physical chemistry is strongly recommended. (1). (Excl). (BS).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In-depth discussions of important techniques in biochemistry research, including primary sequence determination of proteins; protein purification; spectroscopy; computer-assisted analysis of structure; computer analysis of DNA and protein sequences; protein chemistry; immunological techniques; identifying a gene in a library; electrophoresis; and directed mutagenesis.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

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