Summary: Introduction to the principles and applications of spectroscopy and kinetics to the analysis of biomolecular structure, dynamics, and function.
Target audience: The course is designed for advanced undergraduates and first- and second-year graduate students, who have taken at least one semester of undergraduate physical chemistry or physics. For undergraduates, Bioc 4521 (Introduction to Physical Biochemistry) provides excellent preparation for this course. Bioc 5528 is complementary to the fall semester course Bioc 5527 (Introduction to Structural Biology), but that course is not a prerequisite. A typical class includes both undergraduate and graduate students, majoring in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry, or Biomedical Engineering. Both 5527 and 5528 are required for BMBB grad students with a minor in Structural Biology and Biophysics. Students should contact the course director to discuss questions about prerequisites and other issues.