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Foundations of Molecular Biophysics

CHEM 301
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MB&B 301, CHEM 509, MB&B 509
Certificates: Informatics and Modeling, Molecular Biophysics

This course is an introduction to the branch of inquiry in the life sciences concerned with understanding the structures, functional energetics, and mechanisms of biological systems at the molecular level. Topics covered will include biorheology; Brownian motion and its implications; theories of macromolecular binding, specificity, and catalysis; ion channels; molecular motors; self-assembly processes and single-molecule manipulations; protein and nucleic acid structure; physics of biopolymers; rate processes; mechanical and adhesive properties of biomolecules; molecular manipulation techniques; cell membrane structure; membrane channels and pumps; and molecular motors. The level of this course is keyed to graduate and undergraduate students interested in participating in the Molecular Biophysics Program at Wesleyan. Suitable also as an elective for biological chemistry majors and any interested graduate students from NSM departments. Prerequisite: A basic working knowledge of differential and integral calculus.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: (CHEM251 AND CHEM252)
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CHEM-MN)(CHEM-Track A)(CHEM-Track B)(INFO-MN)(MB&B)(MOBI-MN)(PHYS-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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