Welcome to Chem136: Advanced Biochemistry
Homology modeling, protein folding, misfolding diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, spectroscopic tools for structural characterization, carbohydrates and their role in cell signaling and drug design are few of the topics that will be covered in this course. Chem136 is an extension of first semester biochemistry (Bio/Chem135). This course covers selected biochemistry topics in depth and places significant emphasis on reading and discussing biochemistry research articles.
The format of Chem136 will primarily consist of student-led group problems and discussion of readings from texts, review articles and research articles. In order to accommodate diverse student interests, each student will give a 15 minute presentation of research from a biochemistry article on a topic of their choice.