Spring 2020 - CHEM 419 E100

Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry (3)

High Throughput Analysis

Class Number: 4697

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
    AQ 5046, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2020
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 316 with a minimum grade of C-.



Principles and applications of emerging techniques in analytical chemistry.


This course offers an introduction of cutting-edge high-throughput quantitative analysis techniques, including proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, and imaging. The focus will be given to the working principles of these techniques and how have they driven the current innovations in chemistry, biology, medicine, environmental science, and beyond. The knowledge will be acquired through both in class lectures, lab demonstrations, and team projects. Guest lectures will be given by experts in the field.

4 lecture hours/week


  • Assignments 10%
  • Report (Subject Specific) 30%
  • Presentation (Subject Specific) 30%
  • Final Exam (Comprehensive) 30%


Undergraduate students enrolled in this course will be conducting similar presentations, reports, and examinations as graduate students, but the student’s performance at each assessment step will be evaluated at their appropriate standard. In addition, the term presentation and report for undergraduate students can focus on literature reviews instead of a proposal.


Prerequisite: CHEM 215 or CHEM 316 or the equivalent. A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.



Course reading materials will be provided throughout the lecture (no labs).

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:

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