CHEM3700-01.Chemical Biology.F13.Masterson,Larry

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Goals: Chemical biology is a scientific discipline at the interface of chemistry and biology. This course explores the application of chemical techniques to manipulate and investigate biological systems. Content: Using current literature resources, this course covers approaches used to understand and treat diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and viral, microbial, or neurodegenerative diseases. Topics may include the chemistry of amino acids, protein structure/dynamics elucidation, reactivity of biological molecules, chemical modification of proteins, peptidomimetics, native chemical ligation, and protein/ligand modeling. Taught: Fall Prerequisites: CHEM 3450 with a C- or better. Credits: 4