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Foundations of Molecular Biophysics

CHEM 301
Fall 2011 not offered
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.

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)

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