Summer 2021 - MBB 222 D100
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)
Class Number: 2624
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
May 12 – Aug 9, 2021: Mon, Wed, Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 11, 2021
Wed, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Prerequisites:or Corequisite CHEM 281.
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.
- 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
- Exams (4x20%) 80%
- Weekly assignments 10%
- Weekly quizzes 10%
Students can purchase the following version of Biochemistry at the SFU Bookstore:
IAC for Biochemistry 1e Enhanced eBook, Smartwork5 NORTON
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 + SUPPLIES:
Access to high-speed internet
Computer, webcam encouraged for tutorials
Miesfeld, Roger L. and Megan M. McEvoy, Biochemistry, 2017. W.W. Norton & Company.
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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 (email@example.com or 778-782-3112).