Structural Biochemistry

Structural Biochemistry
Molecular structures of proteins, RNA and DNA as determinants of biological function. Topics include thermodynamics of folding and binding, structural determination, spectroscopy, modeling, protein recognition.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCHEM 468
 ProgramsContaining CHEM 489
Course Outcomes

Motifs and Symmetries in Macromolecular Structures

Identify motifs and symmetries in macromolecular structures and chemical interactions that maintain structural integrity

Relate Structure to Biological Function

Relate the structure of a macromolecule to its biological function

Structural Information for Biological Macromolecules

Describe how X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance, cryogenic electron microscopy, and circular dichroism techniques give structural information for biological macromolecules

Communicate Orally and In Writing

Communicate scientific ideas (e.g. structure-function relationships) clearly and concisely to others orally and in writing, and use ethical standards in oral and written presentations

Work With Peers

Work with peers to answer scientific questions