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Advanced Topics in Structural Biology
MB&B 516
Fall 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MB&B 316

This course will examine how researchers use the tools of structure determination to explore current fundamental questions in the biological sciences. Beginning with a short history of the field of structure biology, we will examine the benefits and limitations of various techniques used to study protein and DNA structure. We will read primary literary sources on a number of contemporary topics for which structural biology has made important contributions. This may include (but is not limited to) microbial pathogenesis, immunology, gene regulation, membrane protein biology, neurological signaling, signal transduction, and metabolism. This course will explore how the study of structural biology contributes to our understanding and treatment of human diseases, including the development of drugs and other therapeutic interventions.
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM MB&B
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: GRAD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (INFO-MN)(MB&B)(MOBI-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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