Spring 2021 - MBB 861 G100
Biomolecular Structure and Function Colloquium (1)
Class Number: 2576
Delivery Method: In Person
Recent research articles on the structure, function, and interactions of macromolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids, as well as their complexes, will be presented and discussed by students and faculty, with an emphasis on critical analysis of the concepts and experimental design and methods.
General Course Description and objectives:
This "Journal Club" discusses problems and methods presented in contemporary research literature, investigating molecular mechanisms associated with the functions of proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates.
The student will select a new research article for presentation in consultation with the instructor. The student will research the topic, including other necessary articles, in addition to the lead article. The topic will be presented orally in a 50 minute session, with ample time for discussion. All students will be expected to read the lead paper and to participate in discussions.
The colloquium will also be open for attendance and participation by anyone (including post-docs, research associates and faculty) in MBB or from other departments at SFU.
Students not in the MBB graduate program should seek permission of the instructors to enroll in the course.
- Evaluation will be based on the presentation (grasp of knowledge and effective communication) and on participation in class discussions. 100%
Lecture: synchronous lectures (mandatory attendance)
Assessments: synchronous (mandatory attendance)
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- Access to high-speed internet
- Computer preferably with webcam
Graduate Studies Notes:
Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021
Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).