Biochemistry & Biophysics 2019-2020
Biochemistry is the study of biologically significant chemical processes. The field of biophysics applies theories of physics to the study of biological systems and processes, including molecular motors and membrane dynamics. Through this concentration, students will gain a detailed understanding of the chemical and physical nature of biological compounds and macromolecules, and how these compounds are formed, interconverted, changed and degraded in the chemical processes that govern life.
* This concentration is not available to students also pursuing a Biochemistry concentration within the Chemistry major.
REQUIREMENTS AS PER 2019-2020 CATALOG
The following courses are required in order to receive a Degree in the Program in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Biochemistry and Biophysics:
- BIOL_SCI 323-0 Bioinformatics: Sequence & Structure Analysis - Use of informational and modeling techniques to explore evolutionary and other problems related to the genome. Prerequisites: BIOL_SCI 241-0, BIOL_SCI 301-0, or BIOL_SCI 308-0.
BIOL_SCI 361-0 Protein Structure & Function - Structure and function of proteins; x-ray crystallography and NMR. Prerequisite: BIOL_SCI 301-0 or BIOL_SCI 308-0.
- BIOL_SCI 363-0 Biophysics - Protein interaction with small molecules; protein tertiary structure determination.Prerequisites: BIOL_SCI 215-0, BIOL_SCI 219-0; BIOL_SCI 301-0 or BIOL_SCI 308-0.
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