Courses: Advanced Biological Chemistry (CHEMB545001)
Class Number: 1167
In this course, biochemical pathways involved in cellular metabolism and natural product biosynthesis will be explored in molecular detail, including fatty acid metabolism and the biosynthesis of antibiotics, anticancer agents, vitamins, and other secondary metabolites. Particular attention will be paid to the biochemical mechanisms employed, the role of cofactors, coenzymes, and metals, and emerging applications to biotechnology and medicine. A strong emphasis will also be placed on critical evaluations of the primary literature. Students will complete problem sets, deliver oral presentations, and contribute to in-class discussions in this seminar-style course. Pre-requisite: Any course in Biochemistry.
Enrollment Limit: 15;
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1167
Bryn Mawr, PK264