Chem 521 - Bioc 522 
Fall 2011
  


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Overview

This course is designed to teach the principles underlying physical analytical methods commonly utilized in research in biochemistry and molecular biology. These methods include detection, quantification, and characterization of biological macromolecules as well as their structural and functional analyses. Target audiences include first and second year graduate students. On completion of the course, students are expected to gain understanding of a broad range of physical methods that are essential for current state-of-art research in biochemistry and molecular biology.

The course will be presented as two closely inter-winded components. One component will focus on the basic principles on physical methods in biochemistry", and will be offered by the Department of Chemistry (CHEM 521). The other component will focus on state-of-art applications of these methods, and will be offered by the Department of Biochemistry (BIOC 522). The classes will be offered on UPC and HSC campuses. Students must register for both classes. Whenever possible, videoconferencing will be used to minimize commute. Exceptions are laboratory demonstrations and exams.

Both CHEM 521 and BIOC 522 require D-clearance (i.e., department approval before registration). For registration and class information, please contact Prof. Peter Qin (213-821-2461, pzq@usc.edu) and Prof. Ralf Lagen (323-442-1323, langen@usc.edu).


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