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Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2023

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Honours

Bachelor of Science

The MBB honours program provides a broad foundation in the life sciences from a biochemical, cellular, and molecular perspective. Flexibility in upper division course selection allows students to tailor the program to their own interests as well as meet the entry requirements for medical school and other professional and graduate programs. The MBB honours program provides an intense research experience for students wanting to go on to graduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Program entry requires MBB advisor permission. Declared honours students may follow the requirements in effect when they were accepted into the program, or the requirements as set out below. Acceptance into and continuance in the program requires a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

Prerequisite Grade

For a course to be accepted as fulfilling a prerequisite for any upper division MBB course, a student must have obtained a minimum grade of C, unless otherwise noted.

Program Requirements

Students complete a total of 124 units, including lower and upper division requirements as shown below, and enough elective courses to total 124. Of these 124 units, 60 units must be in upper division courses.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

Introduction to the molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms of living organisms (microorganisms, plants, animals). Lecture and lab topics include cell structure and function, flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism, whole organism form and function (circulation, gas exchange, nutrition, osmoregularion). BISC 101 and 102 can be taken in either order. Prerequisite: Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C (or BISC 100 with a minimum grade of C-, or BISC 113 with a minimum grade of C+, or BPK 105 with a minimum grade of C+, or HSCI 100 with a minimum grade of C+); and Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C (or CHEM 111 with a minimum grade of C-). Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Norbert Haunerland
Kevin Lam
Megan Barker
Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Megan Barker
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D102 Megan Barker
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D103 Megan Barker
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D104 Megan Barker
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D105 Megan Barker
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D106 Megan Barker
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D107 Megan Barker
We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D108 Megan Barker
We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D109 Megan Barker
We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D110 Megan Barker
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D111 Megan Barker
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D112 Megan Barker
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D113 Kevin Lam
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 5125, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D114 Kevin Lam
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SWH 10075, Burnaby
SWH 10075, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D115 Kevin Lam
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 5125, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D116 Kevin Lam
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4140, Burnaby
AQ 4140, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D117 Kevin Lam
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4125, Burnaby
AQ 4125, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D118 Kevin Lam
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4125, Burnaby
AQ 4125, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D119 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 2533, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D120 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 2533, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D121 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3533, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D200 Ivona Mladenovic
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2600, Surrey
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D201 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D202 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D203 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D204 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D205 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D206 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2995, Surrey
LAS1 Ivona Mladenovic
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2960, Surrey
LAS2 Ivona Mladenovic
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2960, Surrey
LAS3 Ivona Mladenovic
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2960, Surrey
BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

Introduction to evolution and ecology, focusing on the processes that shape the diversity of life on earth. Lecture and lab topics include: natural selection and other mechanisms of evolutionary change, phylogeny, genetics, speciation, behaviour, species interactions, population ecology, and ecosystems. BISC 101 and 102 may be taken in either order. Prerequisite: Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C (or BISC 100 with a minimum grade of C-, or BISC 113 with a minimum grade of C+, or BPK 105 with a minimum grade of C+, or HSCI 100 with a minimum grade of C+). Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ronald Ydenberg
Kevin Lam
Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Kevin Lam
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102 Kevin Lam
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D103 Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D104 Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D107 Kevin Lam
We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D108 Kevin Lam
We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D109 Kathleen Fitzpatrick
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D110 Kathleen Fitzpatrick
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D111 Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
AQ 5048, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D112 Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5051, Burnaby
AQ 5051, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D113 Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5038, Burnaby
AQ 5038, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D114 Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5027, Burnaby
AQ 5027, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D115 Kevin Lam
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5017, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D116 Kevin Lam
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5008, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
BISC 202 - Genetics (3)

Principles and concepts of transmission of genetic information. Topics include: molecular basis of inheritance, interpretation of pedigrees, chromosomal mapping, linkage, crosses, epigenetics, and the regulation and flow of genetic information from DNA to proteins. Focus on problem-solving. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102, both with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lorena Braid
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 5047, Burnaby
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D102 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 5020, Burnaby
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 5027, Burnaby
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 5051, Burnaby
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 5051, Burnaby
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D106 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
AQ 5050, Burnaby
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D113 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D114 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D115 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D116 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5008, Burnaby
CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 125 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Leznoff
Jeffrey Warren
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-10
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D102 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D103 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D104 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D106 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D108 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D109 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D110 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D111 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D112 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D113 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D114 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D115 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D116 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D117 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D118 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D119 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D120 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D121 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D122 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D123 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D124 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D200 Daniel Leznoff
Jeffrey Warren
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-10
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D201 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D202 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D203 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D204 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D205 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D206 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D207 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D208 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D300 Garry Mund
Rebecca Goyan
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-10
SRYC 2600, Surrey
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D301 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
SRYC 2990, Surrey
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D302 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
SRYC 2990, Surrey
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D303 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-10
SRYC 2990, Surrey
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D304 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
SRYC 2990, Surrey
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D305 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-10
SRYC 3150, Surrey
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D306 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-10-10
SRYC 3150, Surrey
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D308 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-10
SRYC 2995, Surrey
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D309 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
SRYC 2995, Surrey
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D400 Garry Mund
Rebecca Goyan
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
SRYC 3090, Surrey
SRYC 3090, Surrey
D401 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
SRYC 3240, Surrey
SRYC 3240, Surrey
LA02 Garry Mund
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA03 Garry Mund
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA04 Garry Mund
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06 Garry Mund
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB02 Garry Mund
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB03 Garry Mund
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB04 Garry Mund
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06 Garry Mund
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB12 Garry Mund
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB13 Garry Mund
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB14 Garry Mund
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB16 Garry Mund
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LC01 Rebecca Goyan
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SRYC 2780, Surrey
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC02 Rebecca Goyan
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SRYC 2780, Surrey
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC03 Rebecca Goyan
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SRYC 2780, Surrey
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC04 Rebecca Goyan
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SRYC 2780, Surrey
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC05 Rebecca Goyan
We 10:00 AM – 1:50 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LE01 TBD
LE02 TBD
LE03 TBD
CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 124 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Corina Andreoiu
John Canal
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-10
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D103 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D104 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D105 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D106 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D107 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D108 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D109 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D110 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D111 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D112 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D113 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D114 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D115 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D116 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D117 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5008, Burnaby
CHEM 126 - General Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Experiments in chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, qualitative analysis, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA03 M Khaled Arafeh
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA04 M Khaled Arafeh
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Students with credit for CHEM 280 or CHEM 285 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Vocadlo
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-10
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D102 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D103 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D104 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D106 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D108 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D109 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D110 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D111 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D112 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D113 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D114 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D115 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D116 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D117 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D118 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D119 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D120 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5008, Burnaby
LA03 Patricia Somers
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSB 8120, Burnaby
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA04 Patricia Somers
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA05 Patricia Somers
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB03 Patricia Somers
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSB 8120, Burnaby
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB04 Patricia Somers
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB05 Patricia Somers
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LE01 TBD
CHEM 286 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Laboratory work chosen to complement the lecture course. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 282 or 283. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA06 Uwe Kreis
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA07 Uwe Kreis
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8120, Burnaby
MBB 222 - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

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. Prerequisite: or Corequisite CHEM 281.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dustin King
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
SWH 10081, Burnaby
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
BLU 10655, Burnaby
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D102 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-10
AQ 5039, Burnaby
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D103 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-10
AQ 5039, Burnaby
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D104 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
WMC 3511, Burnaby
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 5035, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D106 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D107 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D108 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D109 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D110 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 5009, Burnaby
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D111 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
RCB 5120, Burnaby
RCB 5120, Burnaby
MBB 229 - Introductory Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory (2)

Practical course providing hands-on experience in fundamental molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including DNA isolation, restriction enzyme digestion, transformation, polymerase chain reaction, DNA and protein electrophoresis and immunofluorescence. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MBB 222.

MBB 231 - Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

A study of the molecular processes which underlie cell structure and function, integrating ultrastructural, physiological and biochemical approaches. Modern techniques used in the analysis of organelle and cell function are integral parts of the course. Prerequisite: MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281 with grades of C- or better. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 282 or CHEM 283.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sophie Sneddon
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
WMC 3260, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-10
AQ 5035, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
WMC 2501, Burnaby
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D103 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D104 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D105 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D107 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D200 Sophie Sneddon
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
WMC 3210, Burnaby
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D201 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3253, Burnaby

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CHEM 282 - Organic Chemistry II (2)

Polyfunctional organic compounds and complex organic reactions. Introduction to natural products. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 283 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pete Wilson
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D102 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D104 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D105 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D106 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D107 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D108 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D109 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D110 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5006, Burnaby
CHEM 283 - Organic Chemistry IIb (3)

An advanced treatment of Organic Chemistry II. Topics include dienes and their reactivity, conjugation and aromaticity, aromatic substitution reactions, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, ketones and aldehydes, biological molecules, radical reactions, organometallic reagents, pericyclic reactions and planning multi-step synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 282 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pete Wilson
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5051, Burnaby

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CMPT 120 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I (3)

An elementary introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students with little or no programming background. Students will learn fundamental concepts and terminology of computing science, acquire elementary skills for programming in a high-level language, e.g. Python. The students will be exposed to diverse fields within, and applications of computing science. Topics will include: pseudocode; data types and control structures; fundamental algorithms; recursion; reading and writing files; measuring performance of algorithms; debugging tools; basic terminal navigation using shell commands. Treatment is informal and programming is presented as a problem-solving tool. Prerequisite: BC Math 12 or equivalent is recommended. Students with credit for CMPT 102, 128, 130 or 166 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129, 130 or 135 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicholas Vincent
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-10
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D200 Anne Lavergne
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D300 Anne Lavergne
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D400 Brian Fraser
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
SRYE 1002, Surrey
SRYE 1002, Surrey
D401 Brian Fraser
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYE 4013, Surrey
D402 Brian Fraser
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYE 4013, Surrey
D403 Brian Fraser
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYE 4013, Surrey
D404 Brian Fraser
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYE 4013, Surrey
D405 Brian Fraser
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYE 4013, Surrey
D406 Brian Fraser
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYE 4013, Surrey
D407 Brian Fraser
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYE 4013, Surrey
D408 Brian Fraser
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYE 4013, Surrey
MBB 110 - Data Analysis for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3) *

Introductory data analysis focusing on molecular biology data sets and examples and including basic programming skills using Python and basic statistics skills using R. Prerequisite: MATH 12 or equivalent is recommended. Students with credit for MBB 243 may not take this course for further credit. CMPT 120 will be accepted in lieu of MBB 110.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sophie Sneddon
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 6178, Burnaby
D102 Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 6178, Burnaby

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MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sophie Burrill
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 4120, Burnaby
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 4120, Burnaby
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 4120, Burnaby
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D105 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D200 Jamie Mulholland
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D201 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 4110, Burnaby
AQ 4110, Burnaby
D202 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
WMC 2220, Burnaby
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D203 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
WMC 2220, Burnaby
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D204 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4110, Burnaby
D205 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4110, Burnaby
D300 Mahsa Faizrahnemoon
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D301 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 4110, Burnaby
AQ 4110, Burnaby
D302 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4110, Burnaby
D303 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4110, Burnaby
D400 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
SRYE 1002, Surrey
SRYE 1002, Surrey
D401 Natalia Kouzniak
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 3240, Surrey
D402 Natalia Kouzniak
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 3240, Surrey
D403 Natalia Kouzniak
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 3240, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sophie Burrill
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D200 Jamie Mulholland
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D300 Mahsa Faizrahnemoon
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D400 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
SRYE 1002, Surrey
SRYE 1002, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
MATH 154 - Mathematics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Designed for students specializing in the life sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications, integration, and differential equations; mathematical models of biological processes and their implementation and analysis using software. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ralf Wittenberg
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D400 Alexander Rutherford
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
SRYC 5280, Surrey
SRYC 5280, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD

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PHYS 101 - Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, properties of soft matter and thermal physics with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 120, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Simin Bagheri Najmi
Simin Bagheri Najmi
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D105 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D108 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D109 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D110 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D111 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3253, Burnaby
D112 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D113 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D114 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D115 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D116 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5039, Burnaby
PHYS 120 - Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Debenedictis
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D102 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D105 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D106 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D107 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D108 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D110 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D111 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D113 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D114 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D115 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D116 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 6100, Burnaby
PHYS 125 - Mechanics and Special Relativity (3)

An enriched course in mechanics for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Special relativity and classical topics such as translational and rotational dynamics and conservation laws will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first-year courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 151. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 120 or PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 125 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michel Vetterli
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 3005, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
AQ 3154, Burnaby
D101 Michel Vetterli
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-10
AQ 3003, Burnaby
AQ 3003, Burnaby
PHYS 140 - Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12, or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Students with credit for PHYS 125 or 120 or 101 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daria Ahrensmeier
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
SRYC 2975, Surrey
SRYC 2975, Surrey
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-10
SRYC 2975, Surrey
SRYC 2975, Surrey
D200 Daria Ahrensmeier
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-10
SRYC 2975, Surrey
SRYC 2975, Surrey
D201 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-10
SRYC 2975, Surrey
SRYC 2975, Surrey
LA01 We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2975, Surrey
LA02 We, Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2975, Surrey

and one of

STAT 201 - Statistics for the Life Sciences (3)

Research methodology and associated statistical analysis techniques for students with training in the life sciences. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 201 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 203, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Scott Pai
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
OL01 Tim Swartz
TBD
OP01 Scott Pai
TBD
STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158, with a minimum grade of C-. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pulindu Ratnasekera
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
OL01 Tim Swartz
TBD
OP01 Pulindu Ratnasekera
TBD

and two courses with different subjects from the following list, excluding courses already taken.

CHEM 210 - Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (2)

The principles of analytical chemistry and their practical application to solution samples. Titrimetric and electrochemical methods. This course has the same lecture component as CHEM 215 but no laboratory work. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 215 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dev Sharma
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
WMC 2202, Burnaby
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D101 Dev Sharma
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 2202, Burnaby
and CHEM 216 - Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2)

Experiments in analytical chemistry, including analysis of solution samples, titrimetric and electroanalytical methods. This course has the same laboratory component as CHEM 215. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and CHEM 126, both with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 210. Students with credit for CHEM 215 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Dev Sharma
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
LA02 Dev Sharma
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
CHEM 380 - Chemical and Instrumental Methods of Identification of Organic Compounds (4)

Basic principles of infrared, ultraviolet, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy as applied to the identification of organic compounds. Prerequisite: (CHEM 282 or 283 or 284) and CHEM 286, both with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Erika Plettner
Mo, We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-10
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 3003, Burnaby
AQ 3003, Burnaby
AQ 3154, Burnaby
LA01 Nabyl Merbouh
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-10
SSB 8148, Burnaby
SSB 8148, Burnaby
LA02 Nabyl Merbouh
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8148, Burnaby
PHYS 102 - Physics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140; MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; both with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 152, 155 or 158; PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Debenedictis
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 3182, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D105 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D106 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D107 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D108 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D109 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D112 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D113 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D200 Eldon Emberly
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2975, Surrey
SRYC 2975, Surrey
SRYC 2975, Surrey
D201 Eldon Emberly
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SRYC 2975, Surrey
PHYS 121 - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or 125 or 140, with a minimum grade of C-, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

PHYS 126 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light (3)

An enriched course in electromagnetism for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Classical topics such as waves, electricity and magnetism, as well as wave particle duality and the birth of Quantum Mechanics, will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first year courses. Prerequisite: PHYS 125 with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 152. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 141 - Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C-, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or MATH 155. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

MATH 152 - Calculus II (3)

Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151, with a minimum grade of C-; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nathan Ilten
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
SWH 10081, Burnaby
SWH 10081, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
MATH 155 - Mathematics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Designed for students specializing in the life sciences. Topics include: vectors and matrices, partial derivatives, multi-dimensional integrals, systems of differential equations, compartment models, graphs and networks, and their applications to the life sciences; mathematical models of multi-component biological processes and their implementation and analysis using software. Prerequisite: MATH 150, 151 or 154, with a minimum grade of C-; or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 152 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

* Recommended

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete all of

MBB 308 - Molecular Biology Laboratory (3)

Modern molecular biological and recombinant nucleic acid methods will be covered. Examples are DNA and RNA isolation, plasmid preparation, restriction enzyme digestion, DNA cloning and polymerase chain reaction. Prerequisite: or corequisite: MBB 331 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for BISC 357 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephanie Vlachos
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-10
AQ 3149, Burnaby
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSB 8158, Burnaby
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8158, Burnaby
MBB 309W - Biochemistry Laboratory (4)

Contemporary techniques in biochemistry including protein purification, immunochemical methods, and lipid characterization. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: CHEM 215 and CHEM 286 precede MBB 309W. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Irina Kovalyova
Michel Leroux
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-10
AQ 3153, Burnaby
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSB 8159, Burnaby
SSB 8159, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8159, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8159, Burnaby
MBB 321 - Intermediary Metabolism (3)

The enzymes and intermediates of major catabolic and anabolic pathways. Their regulation and integration in health and disease states. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Edgar Young
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
AQ 3003, Burnaby
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D102 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D103 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
MBB 322 - Molecular Physiology (3)

Biochemical and molecular aspects of cellular function, interactions and communication including cell cycle, apoptosis, cancer, neuronal transmission and the signal transduction pathways that integrate them. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nancy Hawkins
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 5035, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D106 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5035, Burnaby
MBB 331 - Molecular Biology (4)

The study of DNA and RNA in relation to gene structure and expression: DNA replication and the regulation of gene expression in bacteria and higher organisms. Introduction to recombinant DNA and cloning theory; natural vector structures and recombinant vector construction. Prerequisite: MBB 231, and BISC 202, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Irina Kovalyova
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 3003, Burnaby
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-10
RCB 5120, Burnaby
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
RCB 5120, Burnaby
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-10
RCB 5120, Burnaby
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D104 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5035, Burnaby

and a minimum of six courses chosen from the following list, three of which must be 400-level courses. There is no upper limit on the quantity in this list that can be completed.

HSCI 442 - Immunology Laboratory (4)

Laboratory methods in immunology. Focus on the vertebrate immune system and the molecular and cellular principles underlying immune recognition. Experimental methods designed to combine serology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics as a basis for understanding immunological aspects of health and disease. Prerequisite: HSCI 326 or MBB 326, and one of BISC 303, BISC 357, MBB 308, or MBB 309W, all with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ralph Pantophlet
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
BLU 9650, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
BLU 11401, Burnaby
BLU 11401, Burnaby
MBB 323 - Introduction to Physical Biochemistry (3)

Introduction to physical biochemistry including thermodynamics, spectroscopic principles and applications, and molecular transport and interactions. The physical properties and structure determination of biomolecules will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MATH 152 (or 155), PHYS 121 (or 102, or 126, or 141), CHEM 122 (or 102), MBB 222 with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Frederic Pio
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-10
WMC 3255, Burnaby
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
WMC 3511, Burnaby
MBB 324 - Protein Biochemistry (3)

An exploration of the fundamental aspects of proteins; their chemical and physical nature, their synthesis, stability and turnover, as well as their structure and function. Methods of protein analysis and structure determination will be presented. Prerequisite: MBB 222 with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Edgar Young
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-10
WMC 3210, Burnaby
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-10
WMC 2501, Burnaby
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D102 Edgar Young
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-10
WMC 2220, Burnaby
WMC 2220, Burnaby
MBB 326 - Introduction to the Immune System (3)

Introduction to the structure and function of the immune system and how this system protects against microbial infections. Innate immune responses, including the function of innate immune cells, receptors and complement. Adaptive immune responses, including the organization of lymphoid organs, development and function of T and B cells, and antibodies. Prerequisite: MBB 231 with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for HSCI 426, MBB 426 or HSCI 326 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jonathan Choy
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
AQ 5009, Burnaby
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
WMC 2501, Burnaby
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D103 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
WMC 2501, Burnaby
WMC 2501, Burnaby
MBB 328 - Introduction to Microbial Pathogenesis (3)

The molecular strategies that bacterial and viral pathogens use to colonize the human body and cause disease will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on the specific microbes and their virulence factors, secretion systems, toxins and surface adhesions. Strategies for combating microbial infections - antibiotics, antiviral agents and vaccines - will be discussed in detail. Prerequisite: MBB 231 with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for MBB 428 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amy Lee
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 5016, Burnaby
AQ 5016, Burnaby
MBB 342 - Introductory Genomics and Bioinformatics (3)

Major topics in genomics and bioinformatics, with integrated discussion of associated ethical/legal/social issues. An overview of laboratory and computer-based methods to study genomes, and their applications. Hands-on computer lab session providing an opportunity to use and experiment with bioinformatics software and databases utilized in genomics and bioinformatics research. Prerequisite: MBB 231, BISC 202 and either MBB 243 or 3 units of CMPT or equivalent, all with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: STAT 201 (or an equivalent statistics course) or STAT 270.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fiona Brinkman
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 6178, Burnaby
D102 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 6178, Burnaby
MBB 402 - Cell Signalling in Development and Disease (3)

A mechanistic study of signal transduction pathways, their roles in development and disease with an emphasis on current literature. Prerequisite: MBB 322 or BISC 302W or BISC 333, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 420 - Selected Topics in Contemporary Biochemistry (3)

The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: Will be announced before the start of the term and will depend upon the nature of the topic offered.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Holt
Valentin Jaumouille
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 3153, Burnaby
AQ 3153, Burnaby
MBB 421 - Nucleic Acids (3)

Recent literature is examined for insights into the structure and properties of DNA and RNA, drawing on a variety of biochemical, chemical and molecular biological perspectives. Prerequisite: MBB 331 with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 422 - Biomembranes (3)

A review of recent research on the structure, dynamics, function and biosynthesis of membranes, membrane lipids and proteins. Prerequisite: MBB 322 and MBB 309W with a minimum grade of C, MBB 324 as a pre or co-requisite.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mark Paetzel
We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 3159, Burnaby
AQ 3159, Burnaby
MBB 423 - Protein Structure and Function (3)

Mechanistic principles for how protein molecules achieve diverse functions such as chemical catalysis and conformational switching. Students will learn to critique hypotheses about structural mechanisms, and to interpret the primary literature reporting on structural evidence from X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: MBB 323 or MBB 324, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 424 - Membrane Transport Mechanisms (3)

Structure and function of molecules that mediate transport across membranes including channels, carriers, and pumps. Primary literature from the fields of biochemistry and physiology will be explored through lectures and independent study. Prerequisite: MBB 321, and any two of MBB 322, MBB 323, MBB 324, CHEM 360, with a minimum grade of C, or permission of the instructor.

MBB 427 - Immune Responses in Health and Disease (3)

Defects in the immunologic response to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections. The mechanisms of action of vaccines. The causes of immune-mediated diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivity reactions (including asthma and allergy) and organ transplant rejection. The reaction of the immune system to cancer and immunotherapy for cancer. Prerequisite: One of MBB 326, HSCI 326, MBB 426 or HSCI 426, with a minimum grade of C, or permission of the instructor. Students with credit for HSCI 427 cannot take MBB 427 for credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mani Larijani
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
MBB 429 - RNA-mediated Gene Regulation (3)

RNA plays an important role in gene regulation. This course will explore recent primary literature studying the biochemistry of these processes. Prerequisite: MBB 331 with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 430 - Mechanisms of Secretory Transport (3)

Analysis of mechanisms of protein, lipid, and nucleic acid delivery and transport within cells; processes of protein targeting, exocytosis, and endocytosis; molecular mechanisms of vesicle transport and membrane fusion; role in signal transduction and disease. Prerequisite: MBB 322 and MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 431 - Cells and the Environment (3)

The cellular processes at the interface of cells and the environment will be explored in-depth. Through the use of lectures and group discussions and an emphasis on the primary literature, the focus will be on recent developments in molecular cell biology through the study of symbiosis and adaptation. Prerequisite: MBB 322 and 331, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 432 - Advanced Molecular Biology Techniques (4)

Laboratory with accompanying lectures designed to give practical experience in advanced contemporary molecular biology techniques. Projects will involve recombinant gene and protein manipulations to investigate the dynamics of proteins within living cells. Prerequisite: MBB 308 and MBB 331, all with a minimum grade of C, or permission of instructor. Recommended: MBB 309W.

MBB 433 - Epithelial Cell Biology (3)

Emerging concepts in epithelial cell biology, including the establishment and maintenance of epithelial cell polarity and cell adhesion leading to the sculpting of developing organisms, roles in wound healing, birth defects and microbial defense, and insights into the maintenance of epithelia by stem cells will be explored. Prerequisite: MBB 331 or BISC 333, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 436 - Gene Expression (3)

Lectures and student presentations will cover the wide range of ways in which organisms (primarily eukaryotes) regulate gene expression along the pathway from DNA to protein. Prerequisite: MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 438 - Human Molecular Genetics (3)

Recent advances in human molecular genetics including genome analysis, gene therapy, genetic testing, and studies of genetic disorders. Prerequisite: MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 440 - Selected Topics in Contemporary Molecular Biology (3)

The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: will depend upon the nature of the topic offered.

MBB 441 - Bioinformatics (3)

Examining the use of, and theory behind, bioinformatic software and algorithms for the analysis of macromolecular data. Includes consideration of recent literature and discussion of ethics in method development and analysis. Prerequisite: MBB 243 or 3 units of CMPT or equivalent with a minimum grade of C, or permission of the instructor; MBB 331 and MBB 342, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ryan Morin
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5016, Burnaby
MBB 443 - Protein Biogenesis and Degradation (3)

A consideration of protein biogenesis (folding, assembly, and targeting to cellular compartments), modification, and degradation, and their roles in protein and cellular function. Prerequisite: MBB 321 and MBB 322, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 445 - Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis (3)

Recent advances in microbial pathogenesis with an emphasis on primary literature. Prerequisite: MBB 328 and either MBB 326 or HSCI 326, all with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 446 - The Molecular Biology of Cancer (3)

An examination of the molecular mechanisms that contribute to tumor formation, the hallmarks of cancer and their relationship to therapeutic strategies. Prerequisite: MBB 322 and 331, with a minimum grade of C, or permission of the instructor.

MBB 447 - Stem Cells - Current Trends (3)

Foundational biology of stem cell populations, technological advances, current and potential therapeutic applications. Prerequisite: MBB 322 or BISC 333, with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for BISC 447 may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for MBB 440 or BISC 472 under the title "Stem Cell Biology and Applications" may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lisa Julian
Lorena Braid
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 3153, Burnaby
AQ 3153, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
MBB 460 - Selected Topics in Bioinformatics and Genomics (3)

The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Students may repeat this course for further credit under a different topic. Prerequisite: Will vary depending on the topic.

MBB 461 - Comparative Genomics (3)

Examination of the fundamentals of comparative genomics, identification and activity of functional elements in genomes, inter- and intra-species comparisons, relationship of genomic to phenotypic variation, and personalized genomics are among the topics to be explored. Comparison of genome data has impacts on medicine and many other fields of the life sciences. Prerequisite: MBB 331 and MBB 342, with a minimum grade of C. Students who have completed MBB 440 Comparative Genomics may not complete this course for further credit.

MBB 462 - Human Genomics (3)

The organization of the human genome and the role of genomic variation in health and disease. Genomics and personalized medicine; intellectual property and privacy issues. Prerequisite: MBB 331 and MBB 342, with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for MBB 440 with this same course title may not complete this course for further credit.

MBB 463 - Forensic Genomics (3)

A focus on the molecular and genomic biology associated with forensic science, including genome structure, genotyping, genetic analysis of DNA fingerprints, DNA data bases and CODIS, Y STRs. mtDNA and ethical considerations of DNA typing. Prerequisite: MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 464 - From Genome to System (3)

Methods that enable the integration of Biochemical, Genetic and Genomic knowledge (BiGG) to reconstruct a genomic scale network that defines the metabolic physiology of an organism will be explored. Applications of these approaches in the fields of microbial evolution, interaction networks, genetic engineering and drug discovery will be discussed. Prerequisite: MBB 331 and MBB 342.

MBB 465 - Cancer Genomics (3)

Our understanding of the role of genetic and epigenetic changes in the formation of human cancers continues to be advanced by genomic technologies. Current techniques for studying cancer genomes and how heritable changes can lead to treatment resistance will be discussed. Prerequisite: MBB 331 and MBB 342 with a minimum grade of C or permission of the instructor. Students with credit for MBB 460 under the title "Cancer Genomics" may not take this course for further credit.

MBB 478 - Seminar in Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3)

Application of modern molecular methods to epidemiological questions. Globally-relevant and emerging infectious diseases will be highlighted. Prerequisite: HSCI 326 or MBB 326 or MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C, or HSCI 338 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for HSCI 478 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 William Hsiao
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-10
BLU 9011, Burnaby
BLU 9011, Burnaby

and one additional upper division course from any department in the Faculty of Science (including MBB)

and either all of the following, which are taken in a single term (option A)

MBB 481 - Directed Research - Honours Thesis (5)

MBB 481 is one of three Directed Research courses taken concurrently to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option A). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out full time laboratory research in molecular biology and biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. The grade for MBB 481 encompasses the research design aspect of the project, consisting of the research proposal and honours thesis. Prerequisite: MBB 308, MBB 309W and MBB 331, enrollment in the MBB or Biological Physics Honours Program, a minimum 3.0 CGPA and 3.0 UDGPA and permission of the MBB department. Corequisite: MBB 482 and MBB 483.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D001 Nancy Hawkins
TBD
D002 Lorena Braid
TBD
D003 TBD
D004 TBD
D005 TBD
D006 TBD
MBB 482 - Directed Research - Honours Research Performance (5)

MBB 482 is one of three Directed Research courses taken concurrently to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option A). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out full time laboratory research in molecular biology and biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. The grade for MBB 482 encompasses the research performance aspect of the project. Prerequisite: MBB 308, MBB 309W and MBB 331, enrollment in the MBB or Biological Physics Honours Program, a minimum 3.0 CGPA and 3.0 UDGPA and permission of the MBB department. Corequisite: MBB 481 and MBB 483.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nancy Hawkins
TBD
D200 Lorena Braid
TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 TBD
D600 TBD
MBB 483 - Directed Research - Honours Thesis Defense (5)

MBB 483 is one of three Directed Research courses taken concurrently to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option A). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out full time laboratory research in molecular biology and biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. The grade for MBB 483 encompasses the defense component of the research project. Prerequisite: MBB 308, MBB 309W and MBB 331, enrollment in the MBB or Biological Physics Honours Program, a minimum 3.0 CGPA and 3.0 UDGPA and permission of the MBB department. Corequisite: MBB 481 and MBB 482.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nancy Hawkins
TBD
D200 Lorena Braid
TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 TBD
D600 TBD

or both of the following, to be taken in two consecutive terms (option B)

MBB 491 - Directed Research I (5)

MBB 491 is offered as a stand-alone Directed Research course open to MBB Majors, or as the first of two courses taken consecutively to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option B). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out part time laboratory research in an area of molecular biology or biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. MBB 491 coursework includes preparation of a research proposal and a report and oral presentation on the results of the project. Prerequisite: MBB 308 or MBB 309W and permission of the MBB department. Upper level standing in an MBB major, minor or honours program is required.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Holt
TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 Lisa Craig
TBD
D600 TBD
D700 TBD
MBB 492 - Directed Research II (10)

MBB 492 is the second of two courses taken consecutively to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option B). Two-thirds of full-time laboratory research in an area of molecular biology or biochemistry. The research project is typically a continuation of the MBB 491 project, supervised by the same faculty member. The course includes the preparation of a research proposal, a report and an oral presentation on the results of the project. Prerequisite: MBB 491, MBB 308, MBB 309W and MBB 331, enrollment in the MBB honours program, a minimum 3.0 CGPA and 3.0 UDGPA and permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 TBD

Students are required to complete additional upper division units to total a minimum of 60 upper division units.

Concentration in Infection and Immunity

Students who choose this concentration will complete all of

MBB 308 - Molecular Biology Laboratory (3)

Modern molecular biological and recombinant nucleic acid methods will be covered. Examples are DNA and RNA isolation, plasmid preparation, restriction enzyme digestion, DNA cloning and polymerase chain reaction. Prerequisite: or corequisite: MBB 331 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for BISC 357 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephanie Vlachos
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-10
AQ 3149, Burnaby
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSB 8158, Burnaby
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8158, Burnaby
MBB 309W - Biochemistry Laboratory (4)

Contemporary techniques in biochemistry including protein purification, immunochemical methods, and lipid characterization. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: CHEM 215 and CHEM 286 precede MBB 309W. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Irina Kovalyova
Michel Leroux
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-10
AQ 3153, Burnaby
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSB 8159, Burnaby
SSB 8159, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8159, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 8159, Burnaby
MBB 321 - Intermediary Metabolism (3)

The enzymes and intermediates of major catabolic and anabolic pathways. Their regulation and integration in health and disease states. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Edgar Young
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 2023-10-10
AQ 3003, Burnaby
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D102 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D103 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
MBB 322 - Molecular Physiology (3)

Biochemical and molecular aspects of cellular function, interactions and communication including cell cycle, apoptosis, cancer, neuronal transmission and the signal transduction pathways that integrate them. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nancy Hawkins
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 5035, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D106 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5035, Burnaby
MBB 324 - Protein Biochemistry (3)

An exploration of the fundamental aspects of proteins; their chemical and physical nature, their synthesis, stability and turnover, as well as their structure and function. Methods of protein analysis and structure determination will be presented. Prerequisite: MBB 222 with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Edgar Young
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-10
WMC 3210, Burnaby
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-10
WMC 2501, Burnaby
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D102 Edgar Young
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-10
WMC 2220, Burnaby
WMC 2220, Burnaby
MBB 326 - Introduction to the Immune System (3)

Introduction to the structure and function of the immune system and how this system protects against microbial infections. Innate immune responses, including the function of innate immune cells, receptors and complement. Adaptive immune responses, including the organization of lymphoid organs, development and function of T and B cells, and antibodies. Prerequisite: MBB 231 with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for HSCI 426, MBB 426 or HSCI 326 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jonathan Choy
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
AQ 5009, Burnaby
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
WMC 2501, Burnaby
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D103 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
WMC 2501, Burnaby
WMC 2501, Burnaby
MBB 328 - Introduction to Microbial Pathogenesis (3)

The molecular strategies that bacterial and viral pathogens use to colonize the human body and cause disease will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on the specific microbes and their virulence factors, secretion systems, toxins and surface adhesions. Strategies for combating microbial infections - antibiotics, antiviral agents and vaccines - will be discussed in detail. Prerequisite: MBB 231 with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for MBB 428 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amy Lee
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 5016, Burnaby
AQ 5016, Burnaby
MBB 331 - Molecular Biology (4)

The study of DNA and RNA in relation to gene structure and expression: DNA replication and the regulation of gene expression in bacteria and higher organisms. Introduction to recombinant DNA and cloning theory; natural vector structures and recombinant vector construction. Prerequisite: MBB 231, and BISC 202, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Irina Kovalyova
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
AQ 3003, Burnaby
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-10
RCB 5120, Burnaby
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
RCB 5120, Burnaby
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-10
RCB 5120, Burnaby
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D104 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5035, Burnaby
MBB 342 - Introductory Genomics and Bioinformatics (3)

Major topics in genomics and bioinformatics, with integrated discussion of associated ethical/legal/social issues. An overview of laboratory and computer-based methods to study genomes, and their applications. Hands-on computer lab session providing an opportunity to use and experiment with bioinformatics software and databases utilized in genomics and bioinformatics research. Prerequisite: MBB 231, BISC 202 and either MBB 243 or 3 units of CMPT or equivalent, all with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: STAT 201 (or an equivalent statistics course) or STAT 270.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fiona Brinkman
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 6178, Burnaby
D102 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSB 6178, Burnaby

and two of

MBB 427 - Immune Responses in Health and Disease (3)

Defects in the immunologic response to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections. The mechanisms of action of vaccines. The causes of immune-mediated diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivity reactions (including asthma and allergy) and organ transplant rejection. The reaction of the immune system to cancer and immunotherapy for cancer. Prerequisite: One of MBB 326, HSCI 326, MBB 426 or HSCI 426, with a minimum grade of C, or permission of the instructor. Students with credit for HSCI 427 cannot take MBB 427 for credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mani Larijani
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
MBB 445 - Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis (3)

Recent advances in microbial pathogenesis with an emphasis on primary literature. Prerequisite: MBB 328 and either MBB 326 or HSCI 326, all with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 478 - Seminar in Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3)

Application of modern molecular methods to epidemiological questions. Globally-relevant and emerging infectious diseases will be highlighted. Prerequisite: HSCI 326 or MBB 326 or MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C, or HSCI 338 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for HSCI 478 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 William Hsiao
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-10
BLU 9011, Burnaby
BLU 9011, Burnaby

and a minimum of four courses chosen from the following list, two of which must be MBB courses. There is no upper limit on the number of courses that can be completed from this list but students will only receive credit for each course once.

BISC 303 - Microbiology (4)

A broad introduction to micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses and archaea) with an emphasis on their molecular biology, metabolism, physiology, and interactions with their hosts and environment. Labs introduce students to modern microbial techniques. Prerequisite: BISC 102, MBB 222, and MBB 231, all with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jane Fowler
Agata Becalska
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
LAB1 Agata Becalska
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSB 8133, Burnaby
SSB 8133, Burnaby
LAB2 Agata Becalska
Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSB 8133, Burnaby
SSB 8133, Burnaby
LAB3 Agata Becalska
Tu, Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu, Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
SSB 8133, Burnaby
SSB 8133, Burnaby
HSCI 338 - Virology (3)

Virology in the context of viral diseases in humans and animals. Viruses, their structures, transmission and replication in human and animal hosts, interactions with hosts and viral diseases. Prerequisite: MBB 222 with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: BISC 303.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Masahiro Niikura
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
BLU 11401, Burnaby
BLU 11401, Burnaby
HSCI 441 - Virology Laboratory (4)

Study, in a laboratory environment, of animal viruses as infectious agents that threaten human health as well as their use as biomedical tools. Includes cell culture methods, virus amplification, titration, purification, and identification, etc. Prerequisite: HSCI 338 and one of: BISC 303, BISC 357, MBB 308, or MBB 309, all with a minimum grade of C-.

HSCI 442 - Immunology Laboratory (4)

Laboratory methods in immunology. Focus on the vertebrate immune system and the molecular and cellular principles underlying immune recognition. Experimental methods designed to combine serology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics as a basis for understanding immunological aspects of health and disease. Prerequisite: HSCI 326 or MBB 326, and one of BISC 303, BISC 357, MBB 308, or MBB 309W, all with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ralph Pantophlet
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
BLU 9650, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-10-10
BLU 11401, Burnaby
BLU 11401, Burnaby
HSCI 477 - Seminar in Vaccine Immunology (3)

Immunological concepts of vaccines and vaccinology including vaccination, correlates of immune protection, humoral and mucosal immunity, adjuvants, recombinant vaccine technology, 'designer' vaccines, and HIV/AIDS vaccine design as a paradigm for modern vaccinology. Prerequisite: HSCI 326 or MBB 326 or HSCI 338, with a minimum grade or C- or permission of the instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nienke Van Houten
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
BLU 9920, Burnaby
HSCI 482 - Senior Seminar in Infectious Diseases (3)

An in-depth overview of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in the context of disease prevention, surveillance and control. Prerequisite: HSCI 326 or MBB 326 or HSCI 338, with a minimum grade of C-.

MBB 402 - Cell Signalling in Development and Disease (3)

A mechanistic study of signal transduction pathways, their roles in development and disease with an emphasis on current literature. Prerequisite: MBB 322 or BISC 302W or BISC 333, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 422 - Biomembranes (3)

A review of recent research on the structure, dynamics, function and biosynthesis of membranes, membrane lipids and proteins. Prerequisite: MBB 322 and MBB 309W with a minimum grade of C, MBB 324 as a pre or co-requisite.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mark Paetzel
We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 3159, Burnaby
AQ 3159, Burnaby
MBB 423 - Protein Structure and Function (3)

Mechanistic principles for how protein molecules achieve diverse functions such as chemical catalysis and conformational switching. Students will learn to critique hypotheses about structural mechanisms, and to interpret the primary literature reporting on structural evidence from X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: MBB 323 or MBB 324, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 427 - Immune Responses in Health and Disease (3)

Defects in the immunologic response to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections. The mechanisms of action of vaccines. The causes of immune-mediated diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivity reactions (including asthma and allergy) and organ transplant rejection. The reaction of the immune system to cancer and immunotherapy for cancer. Prerequisite: One of MBB 326, HSCI 326, MBB 426 or HSCI 426, with a minimum grade of C, or permission of the instructor. Students with credit for HSCI 427 cannot take MBB 427 for credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mani Larijani
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
MBB 430 - Mechanisms of Secretory Transport (3)

Analysis of mechanisms of protein, lipid, and nucleic acid delivery and transport within cells; processes of protein targeting, exocytosis, and endocytosis; molecular mechanisms of vesicle transport and membrane fusion; role in signal transduction and disease. Prerequisite: MBB 322 and MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 432 - Advanced Molecular Biology Techniques (4)

Laboratory with accompanying lectures designed to give practical experience in advanced contemporary molecular biology techniques. Projects will involve recombinant gene and protein manipulations to investigate the dynamics of proteins within living cells. Prerequisite: MBB 308 and MBB 331, all with a minimum grade of C, or permission of instructor. Recommended: MBB 309W.

MBB 438 - Human Molecular Genetics (3)

Recent advances in human molecular genetics including genome analysis, gene therapy, genetic testing, and studies of genetic disorders. Prerequisite: MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 441 - Bioinformatics (3)

Examining the use of, and theory behind, bioinformatic software and algorithms for the analysis of macromolecular data. Includes consideration of recent literature and discussion of ethics in method development and analysis. Prerequisite: MBB 243 or 3 units of CMPT or equivalent with a minimum grade of C, or permission of the instructor; MBB 331 and MBB 342, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ryan Morin
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 5016, Burnaby
MBB 445 - Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis (3)

Recent advances in microbial pathogenesis with an emphasis on primary literature. Prerequisite: MBB 328 and either MBB 326 or HSCI 326, all with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 446 - The Molecular Biology of Cancer (3)

An examination of the molecular mechanisms that contribute to tumor formation, the hallmarks of cancer and their relationship to therapeutic strategies. Prerequisite: MBB 322 and 331, with a minimum grade of C, or permission of the instructor.

MBB 447 - Stem Cells - Current Trends (3)

Foundational biology of stem cell populations, technological advances, current and potential therapeutic applications. Prerequisite: MBB 322 or BISC 333, with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for BISC 447 may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for MBB 440 or BISC 472 under the title "Stem Cell Biology and Applications" may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lisa Julian
Lorena Braid
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-10-06
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-10-11 2023-12-05
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
AQ 3153, Burnaby
AQ 3153, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
MBB 461 - Comparative Genomics (3)

Examination of the fundamentals of comparative genomics, identification and activity of functional elements in genomes, inter- and intra-species comparisons, relationship of genomic to phenotypic variation, and personalized genomics are among the topics to be explored. Comparison of genome data has impacts on medicine and many other fields of the life sciences. Prerequisite: MBB 331 and MBB 342, with a minimum grade of C. Students who have completed MBB 440 Comparative Genomics may not complete this course for further credit.

MBB 462 - Human Genomics (3)

The organization of the human genome and the role of genomic variation in health and disease. Genomics and personalized medicine; intellectual property and privacy issues. Prerequisite: MBB 331 and MBB 342, with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for MBB 440 with this same course title may not complete this course for further credit.

MBB 478 - Seminar in Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3)

Application of modern molecular methods to epidemiological questions. Globally-relevant and emerging infectious diseases will be highlighted. Prerequisite: HSCI 326 or MBB 326 or MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C, or HSCI 338 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for HSCI 478 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 William Hsiao
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-09-06 2023-12-05
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM 2023-10-10
BLU 9011, Burnaby
BLU 9011, Burnaby

and either all of the following, which are taken in a single term (option A)

MBB 481 - Directed Research - Honours Thesis (5)

MBB 481 is one of three Directed Research courses taken concurrently to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option A). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out full time laboratory research in molecular biology and biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. The grade for MBB 481 encompasses the research design aspect of the project, consisting of the research proposal and honours thesis. Prerequisite: MBB 308, MBB 309W and MBB 331, enrollment in the MBB or Biological Physics Honours Program, a minimum 3.0 CGPA and 3.0 UDGPA and permission of the MBB department. Corequisite: MBB 482 and MBB 483.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D001 Nancy Hawkins
TBD
D002 Lorena Braid
TBD
D003 TBD
D004 TBD
D005 TBD
D006 TBD
MBB 482 - Directed Research - Honours Research Performance (5)

MBB 482 is one of three Directed Research courses taken concurrently to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option A). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out full time laboratory research in molecular biology and biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. The grade for MBB 482 encompasses the research performance aspect of the project. Prerequisite: MBB 308, MBB 309W and MBB 331, enrollment in the MBB or Biological Physics Honours Program, a minimum 3.0 CGPA and 3.0 UDGPA and permission of the MBB department. Corequisite: MBB 481 and MBB 483.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nancy Hawkins
TBD
D200 Lorena Braid
TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 TBD
D600 TBD
MBB 483 - Directed Research - Honours Thesis Defense (5)

MBB 483 is one of three Directed Research courses taken concurrently to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option A). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out full time laboratory research in molecular biology and biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. The grade for MBB 483 encompasses the defense component of the research project. Prerequisite: MBB 308, MBB 309W and MBB 331, enrollment in the MBB or Biological Physics Honours Program, a minimum 3.0 CGPA and 3.0 UDGPA and permission of the MBB department. Corequisite: MBB 481 and MBB 482.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nancy Hawkins
TBD
D200 Lorena Braid
TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 TBD
D600 TBD

or both of the following, to be taken in two consecutive terms (option B)

MBB 491 - Directed Research I (5)

MBB 491 is offered as a stand-alone Directed Research course open to MBB Majors, or as the first of two courses taken consecutively to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option B). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out part time laboratory research in an area of molecular biology or biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. MBB 491 coursework includes preparation of a research proposal and a report and oral presentation on the results of the project. Prerequisite: MBB 308 or MBB 309W and permission of the MBB department. Upper level standing in an MBB major, minor or honours program is required.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Holt
TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 Lisa Craig
TBD
D600 TBD
D700 TBD
MBB 492 - Directed Research II (10)

MBB 492 is the second of two courses taken consecutively to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option B). Two-thirds of full-time laboratory research in an area of molecular biology or biochemistry. The research project is typically a continuation of the MBB 491 project, supervised by the same faculty member. The course includes the preparation of a research proposal, a report and an oral presentation on the results of the project. Prerequisite: MBB 491, MBB 308, MBB 309W and MBB 331, enrollment in the MBB honours program, a minimum 3.0 CGPA and 3.0 UDGPA and permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 TBD

Students are required to complete additional upper division units to total a minimum of 60 upper division units.

Co-operative Education Recommendation

Students are encouraged to enroll in co-operative education.

University Honours Degree Requirements

Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

The University's residency requirement stipulates that, in most cases, total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 units, and may not include more than 15 units as upper division work.

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study
  • At least two thirds of the upper division units in the courses of a school offering (or joint offer) must be earned through that school at Simon Fraser University
  • For information regarding transfer, consult an Advisor.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.

In order to complete an honours degree in 124 units, students are encouraged to use upper division B-soc and B-hum courses to complete these electives rather than fulfill their B-soc and B-hum requirements with Lower Division courses.

An elective course is any university course outside of the student's program requirements.

Research and Directed Reading Courses

For honours degree credit, students are limited to 18 undergraduate research courses and/or directed reading units. These include

MBB 471 - Undergraduate Colloquium (1)

Recent research articles on the molecular mechanisms underlying cellular activities, genomics and bioinformatics or the structure, function and interactions of macromolecules will be presented and discussed by students and faculty. This course will be available for MBB undergraduates to take once for undergraduate credit and will be offered in conjunction with MBB 821 (Cell and Molecular Biology), 841 (Genomics and Bioinformatics) or 861 Biomolecular Structure and Function. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 TBD
MBB 481 - Directed Research - Honours Thesis (5)

MBB 481 is one of three Directed Research courses taken concurrently to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option A). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out full time laboratory research in molecular biology and biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. The grade for MBB 481 encompasses the research design aspect of the project, consisting of the research proposal and honours thesis. Prerequisite: MBB 308, MBB 309W and MBB 331, enrollment in the MBB or Biological Physics Honours Program, a minimum 3.0 CGPA and 3.0 UDGPA and permission of the MBB department. Corequisite: MBB 482 and MBB 483.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D001 Nancy Hawkins
TBD
D002 Lorena Braid
TBD
D003 TBD
D004 TBD
D005 TBD
D006 TBD
MBB 482 - Directed Research - Honours Research Performance (5)

MBB 482 is one of three Directed Research courses taken concurrently to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option A). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out full time laboratory research in molecular biology and biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. The grade for MBB 482 encompasses the research performance aspect of the project. Prerequisite: MBB 308, MBB 309W and MBB 331, enrollment in the MBB or Biological Physics Honours Program, a minimum 3.0 CGPA and 3.0 UDGPA and permission of the MBB department. Corequisite: MBB 481 and MBB 483.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nancy Hawkins
TBD
D200 Lorena Braid
TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 TBD
D600 TBD
MBB 483 - Directed Research - Honours Thesis Defense (5)

MBB 483 is one of three Directed Research courses taken concurrently to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option A). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out full time laboratory research in molecular biology and biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. The grade for MBB 483 encompasses the defense component of the research project. Prerequisite: MBB 308, MBB 309W and MBB 331, enrollment in the MBB or Biological Physics Honours Program, a minimum 3.0 CGPA and 3.0 UDGPA and permission of the MBB department. Corequisite: MBB 481 and MBB 482.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nancy Hawkins
TBD
D200 Lorena Braid
TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 TBD
D600 TBD
MBB 490 - Directed Readings in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (2)

Directed reading in a topic of molecular biology or biochemistry chosen in consultation with a supervisor. Before seeking approval for enrollment in this course, the student should have already obtained the agreement of a faculty member that he/she is willing to supervise the project, and have prepared a written proposal (of approximately one page) stating the nature of the directed reading topic. The course will include the preparation of a written term paper on the topic chosen. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C, and permission of the molecular biology and biochemistry department. Usually, upper level standing with at least 60 units in a Biochemistry major, minor or honours program will be required.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Esther Verheyen
TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 TBD
MBB 491 - Directed Research I (5)

MBB 491 is offered as a stand-alone Directed Research course open to MBB Majors, or as the first of two courses taken consecutively to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option B). This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out part time laboratory research in an area of molecular biology or biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. MBB 491 coursework includes preparation of a research proposal and a report and oral presentation on the results of the project. Prerequisite: MBB 308 or MBB 309W and permission of the MBB department. Upper level standing in an MBB major, minor or honours program is required.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Holt
TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 Lisa Craig
TBD
D600 TBD
D700 TBD
MBB 492 - Directed Research II (10)

MBB 492 is the second of two courses taken consecutively to fulfill the requirements of the MBB Honours program (Option B). Two-thirds of full-time laboratory research in an area of molecular biology or biochemistry. The research project is typically a continuation of the MBB 491 project, supervised by the same faculty member. The course includes the preparation of a research proposal, a report and an oral presentation on the results of the project. Prerequisite: MBB 491, MBB 308, MBB 309W and MBB 331, enrollment in the MBB honours program, a minimum 3.0 CGPA and 3.0 UDGPA and permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
D500 TBD
MBB 498 - Directed Research (3)

Part time laboratory research in an area of molecular biology or biochemistry under the supervision of an MBB faculty member or associate. MBB 498 coursework includes preparation of a research proposal, a report and an oral presentation on the results of the project. Prerequisite: MBB 308 or 309W; Students may not take MBB 498 concurrently with MBB 481, 482, 483, 491 or 492 or BISC 490, 491, 492W, 498 or 499.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D001 Mark Paetzel
TBD
D002 Lisa Julian
TBD
D003 Dustin King
TBD
D004 Esther Verheyen
TBD
D005 TBD

and corresponding courses offered by other departments (e.g. BISC 490, 491, 492, 498, 499). If students complete more than 18 units of these courses, they may not apply the extra units toward the degree total (124 for honours). In addition, honours students may not complete more than 15 research and/or reading units in one term.