Biological Chemistry OpenCourseWare: A Free Advanced Bachelor Level Course on Biological Chemistry by MIT

Published Feb 08, 2009

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Biochemical mechanisms and their relevance to biological processes are the core subject matter of 'Biological Chemistry II', an OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In this free online course, students explore some of the modes of experimentation used in biochemical research. Individuals seeking a bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry can gain valuable knowledge from this course.

Biological Chemistry II: Course Specifics

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Biological Chemistry II: Course Description

This OpenCourseWare provides an in-depth look at the chemical behaviors of cells within various organisms. Students examine experimental techniques used for the analysis of these behaviors. Coursework is divided into four modules and begins by exploring the size and components of cells. Topics from the second module deal with synthases, secondary metabolism and cholesterol biosynthesis. The latter portions of this OpenCourseWare cover translation and its chemical methods, G proteins and proteosomes. Professors Joanne Stubbe and Alice Ting present this course in lecture format and provide notes for each lecture topic. Participants also use RasMol software, which serves as a visualization tool for some of the molecular concepts taught in this OpenCourseWare.

Lecture notes, recitations, problem set homework assignments and a link for the special software are all included with the free downloadable study materials. Students interested in this OpenCourseWare should visit the 'Biological Chemistry' course home page.

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