Summer 2021 - MBB 222 D100

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

Class Number: 2624

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 11, 2021
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    or Corequisite CHEM 281.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The structure, function and synthesis of proteins, RNA and DNA and their interrelated biological functions within the cell. An introduction to molecular biology techniques and methods of protein purification and analysis.

COURSE DETAILS:

TOPICS:

  • Introductory Organic Chemistry
  • Weak chemical interactions
  • Thermodynamics and catalysis
  • Amino acids, polypeptides
  • Protein structure, folding
  • Enzyme catalysis, protein function
  • DNA structure
  • DNA replication
  • DNA repair and mutagenesis
  • Mobile genetic elements
  • Chromosome structure, chromatin
  • Prokaryotic transcription
  • Eukaryotic transcription
  • RNA processing
  • Protein synthesis
  • Recombinant DNA and protein techniques

Grading

  • Exams (4x20%) 80%
  • Weekly assignments 10%
  • Weekly quizzes 10%

NOTES:

Students can purchase the following version of Biochemistry at the SFU Bookstore:
IAC for Biochemistry 1e Enhanced eBook, Smartwork5 NORTON
MIESFELD/MCEVOY
ISBN:  9780393630879

Lecture:  asynchronous (pre-recorded, available online)
Tutorial:  synchronous (students are expected to attend scheduled tutorials remotely)
Assessments:  synchronous midterm exams (students must take exams during scheduled class time)
Final Exam:  synchronous (held during scheduled class time)

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Access to high-speed internet
Computer, webcam encouraged for tutorials

REQUIRED READING:

Miesfeld, Roger L. and Megan M. McEvoy, Biochemistry, 2017.  W.W. Norton & Company.
ISBN: 9780393977264

Department Undergraduate Notes:


  • For help with writing, learning and study strategies please contact the Student Learning Commons at
    http://learningcommons.sfu.ca/
  • Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (778-782-3112 or e-mail:  caladmin@sfu.ca)

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021

Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  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 (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).