CHEM 918 (01) - Advanced Special Topics

Adv Spc Top/Chemical Biology

Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Chemistry
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 56469
Advanced courses dealing with specialized sub-disciplines in chemistry. (Not offered every year.)
Section Comments: Full Title: Advanced Special Topics/Chemical Biology Characterization.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Nate Oldenhuis

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 TR 9:40am - 11:00am PARS S250
Additional Course Details: 

Chemical Biology (CHEM 795/918)

Course description: Have you ever wondered how cutting-edge therapeutics are discovered and produced? How does the COVID vaccine work? What is an antibody conjugate? What is bioconjugation? How do we see mRNA in living cells? How do we evolve enzymes?? All these questions and more will be answered in a new course entitled Chemical Biology (Chem 795/918). Chemical Biology is the interdisciplinary study of the chemicals and chemical reactions involved in biological processes, incorporating the disciplines of bioorganic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and pharmacology. In contrast to biochemistry which is the study of biomolecules within and between cells, chemical biology can be used to probe, manipulate, and control biological systems in vitro and in vivo. This course is designed for biologists, chemists, and engineers at the junior/senior undergraduate and graduate level who want to understand cutting edge and relevant research techniques used in modern medicine, or a boost in pre-med, pre-vet, and pre-nursing applications. The chemically inclined will learn the needed biology, and the biologically inclined will learn the needed chemistry. Organic Chemistry I, II are prerequisites to take this course.