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Biochemistry: Chemistry of Life

4 units
June 26 - August 19, 2017

A four-week intensive biochemistry course from a chemical perspective. The chemical basis of life, including the biomolecular chemistry of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, as well as enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, thermodynamics, and core metabolism, control, and regulation. Recitation includes group work on case studies that support the daily lecture material.


CHEM 33, 35, 131 or 1 year of organic chemistry; Math 19, 20, 21 or 41, 42 or 1 year of single variable calculus.



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