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 for addressing how specific biological problems are solved at the atomic level. Three classroom hours per week plus one hour discussion.
Requisite: BIOL 191 and CHEM 161; CHEM 221 would be helpful but is not required. Spring semester. Professor Williamson.
If Overenrolled: Preference to majors in Bio/Chem/BCBP and to seniors.