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Structural Biology Laboratory
MB&B 395
Fall 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CHEM 395, PHYS 395

One of the major catalysts of the revolution in biology that is now under way is our current ability to determine the physical properties and three-dimensional structures of biological molecules by x-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and other spectroscopic methods. This course is designed to familiarize students with current research techniques in biochemistry and molecular biophysics. Students will perform spectroscopic investigations on a protein that they have isolated and characterized using typical biochemical techniques, such as electrophoresis, enzyme extraction, and column chromatography. The course will provide hands-on experience with spectroscopic methods such as NMR, fluorescence, UV-Vis absorption, and Raman as well as bioinformatic computational methods. All of these methods will be applied to the study of biomolecular structure and energetics. This course provides a broad knowledge of laboratory techniques valuable for independent research at the undergraduate level and beyond.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM MB&B
Course Format: Laboratory CourseGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: (CHEM142 OR CHEM142Z OR CHEM144) AND (CHEM325 OR MB&B208 OR PHYS207)
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CHEM)(CHEM-Track B)(CIS)(INFO-MN)(MB&B)(MOBI-MN)(PHYS-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUL-14-2024
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