Fall 2012

Structural Biochemistry

Listed in: Biochemistry-Biophysics, as BCBP-310  |  Biology, as BIOL-310

Formerly listed as: BIOL-37


Patrick L. Williamson (Section 01)


(Offered as BIOL 310 and BCBP 310.) This course will concentrate on the structure of proteins at the atomic level. It will include an introduction to methods of structure determination, to databases of structural information, and to publicly available visualization software. These tools will be used to study some class of specific structures, (such as membrane, nucleic acid binding, regulatory, structural, or metabolic proteins). These proteins will provide the framework for discussion of such concepts as domains, motifs, molecular motion, structural homology, etc., as well as addressing how specific biological problems are solved at the atomic level. Four classroom hours per week plus one hour discussion .

Requisite: BIOL 191 and CHEM 161; CHEM 221 would be helpful but is not required. Limited to 20 students. Fall semester.  Professor Williamson.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2012, Spring 2017, Spring 2020