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Molecular Modeling and Design

CHEM 396
Fall 2019 not offered
Crosslisting: CHEM 596
Certificates: Informatics and Modeling, Informatics and Modeling Minor, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Biophysics Minor

This course will introduce students to the practical and theoretical aspects of computationally modeling and designing biological macromolecules, with a particular emphasis on protein structures. Students will run molecular dynamics simulations with Gromacs (http://www.gromacs.org) and do protein structure predication/design with Rosetta (https://www.rosettacommons.org). Over the course of the semester students will embark on a group research project, likely related to redesigning proteins that show potential for use as drugs. Both Gromacs and Rosetta use the Mac/Linux command-line, so having some familiarity with that prior to the course would be helpful but not required.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM CHEM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: MB&B208 OR BIOL265 OR CHEM381 OR CHEM325 OR MB&B335 OR CHEM338 OR CHEM383 OR PHYS316 OR PHYS340 OR BIOL266
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CHEM-MN)(CHEM-Track A)(CHEM-Track B)(CIM)(CIS)(CMB)(IDEA-MN)(MB&B)

Last Updated on MAY-29-2020
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