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Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry


8166 South Science Building, 778.782 5630 Tel, 778.782 5583 Fax, www.sfu.ca/mbb

Chair

M.J. Smith BSc (St. Mary's, Calif), PhD (Br Col)

Emeritus Professor

R.J. Cushley BSc, MSc, PhD (Alta)

Professors

D.L. Baillie BSc, MSc (Br Col), PhD (Conn)

B.P. Brandhorst AB (Harv), PhD (Calif)*

R.B. Cornell BS (Houghton), PhD (Penn)**

W.S. Davidson BSc (Edin), PhD (Qu)

B.M. Honda BSc (McM), PhD (Br Col)

W.R. Richards AB, PhD (Calif)**

D. Sen BA (Camb), MPhil, PhD (Yale)**

M.J. Smith BSc (St. Mary's, Calif), PhD (Br Col)

Associate Professors

T.J. Borgford BSc, PhD (Manit)**

J.K. Scott AB (Occidental), PhD (Missouri), MD (St Louis)

Assistant Professors

F.S.L. Brinkman BSc (Wat), PhD (Ott)

N. Harden BSc (Br Col), PhD (Camb)*

M.R. Leroux BSc (McG), PhD (Br Col)

F.F. Pio BSc, MSc (C Ferrand, France), PhD (Lille, France)

J.L. Thewalt BSc, PhD (S Fraser)***

P.J. Unrau BSc (McM), PhD (MIT)

E. Verheyen BA (C'nell), MPhil, PhD (Yale)

Adjunct Professors

S. Jones BSc (Brist), MSc (S Fraser), PhD (Sanger)

E. Käfer Dr Phil II (Zürich)

M. Marra BSc, PhD (S Fraser)

E. Stringham BSc, MSc (Manit), PhD (Br Col)

Associated Faculty

E.A. Accili, Kinesiology

A.T. Beckenbach, Biological Sciences

A.J. Bennet, Chemistry

F. Breden, Biological Sciences

N.H. Haunerland, Biological Sciences

C. Krieger, Kinesiology

M.M. Moore, Biological Sciences

B.M. Pinto, Chemistry

L. Quarmby, Biological Sciences

G.F. Tibbits, Kinesiology

Senior Lecturer

A. Yim BSc (Oregon), MSc (S Fraser)

*joint appointment with biological sciences

**joint appointment with chemistry

***joint appointment with physics

Advisor

Dr. I.C. Northwood BA (Vermont), PhD (Mass), 7151 South Science Building, 778.782 3536

Major, minor and honors in molecular biology and biochemistry are offered by the Faculty of Science. Entry into these programs requires the permission of the molecular biology and biochemistry advisor.

Students who have declared majors or honors may follow the requirements in effect when they were accepted into the program, or the requirements as set out below, whichever is to their advantage.

Major Program

(120 credit hours)

All students must complete lower and upper division requirements plus additional courses as specified in either the molecular biology stream or biochemistry stream as indicated below. Students are expected to declare their intended stream when declaring their molecular biology and biochemistry major.

Lower Division Core Requirements

(52-53 credit hours)

Students must complete all of

BISC 101-4 Introduction to Biology

BISC 102-4 Introduction to Biology

BISC 202-3 Genetics

CHEM 121-4 General Chemistry and Laboratory I

CHEM 122-2 General Chemistry II

CHEM 126-2 General Chemistry Laboratory II

CHEM 215-4 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 281-4 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 282-2 Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 286-2 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

MBB 221-3 Cell Biology and Biochemistry

MBB 222-3 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

and one of

CMPT 101-4 Introduction to Computer Programming

CMPT 102-3 Introduction to Scientific Computer Programming

CMPT 110-3 Event-Driven Programming in Visual Basic

and one of

MATH 151-3 Calculus I

MATH 154-3 Calculus I for the Biological Sciences*

and one of

MATH 152-3 Calculus II

MATH 155-3 Calculus II for the Biological Sciences*

and one of

PHYS 101-3 General Physics I

PHYS 120-3 Modern Physics and Mechanics

and one of

PHYS 102-3 General Physics II

PHYS 121-3 Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

Recommended Course

MATH 251-3 Calculus III

*Note: Asterisk-marked alternatives are possible only for those who transferred to molecular biology and biochemistry from another program. Students who have declared (or intend to declare) a major or honors in molecular biology and biochemistry should not register for these alternative courses.

Upper Division Core Requirements

(22-23 credit hours)

Students must complete all of

BISC 331-3 Molecular Biology

CHEM 360-3 Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics

MBB 311-2 Analytical Biochemistry Laboratory

MBB 312-2 Metabolism Laboratory

MBB 321-3 Intermediary Metabolism

MBB 322-3 Molecular Physiology

and one of

BISC 431-4 Molecular Biotechnology

BISC 457-3 Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

and one of

MATH 310-3 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

STAT 302-3 Analysis of Experimental and Observational Data

Upper Division Streams

In addition to the lower and upper division cores, students must complete all of the requirements in one of the two streams listed below.

Molecular Biology Stream

(15-18 credit hours)

Students must complete two of

MBB 403-3 Physical Biochemistry

MBB 412-4 Enzymology

MBB 421-3 Nucleic Acids

MBB 422-3 Biomembranes

MBB 423-3 Protein Structure and Function

MBB 426-3 Immunology

plus one of

BISC 302-3 Genetic Analysis

BISC 303-3 Microbiology

BISC 405-3 Cell Physiology

plus one of

BISC 333-3 Developmental Biology

BISC 402-3 Molecular Genetics

MBB 435-3 Genomic Analysis

plus one of

BISC 305-3 Animal Physiology

BISC 400-3 Evolution

BISC 439-3 Industrial Microbiology

BISC 453-3 Advanced Developmental Biology

BICH 491-5 Undergraduate Research

or with permission of the undergraduate advisor, one of the following

BISC 471-3 Special Topics in Biology

BISC 472-3 Special Topics in Biology

BISC 473-3 Special Topics in Biology

MBB 4xx-3 another 400 level molecular biology and biochemistry course

Biochemistry Stream

(15-17 credit hours)

Students must complete all of

MBB 403-3 Physical Biochemistry

MBB 412-4 Enzymology

MBB 413-2 Physical Biochemistry Laboratory

plus two of

CHEM 333-3 Inorganic Chemistry of Biological Processes

MBB 420-3 Selected Topics in Contemporary Biochemistry

MBB 421-3 Nucleic Acids

MBB 422-3 Biomembranes

MBB 423-3 Protein Structure and Function

MBB 426-3 Immunology

MBB 491-5 Undergraduate Research

In addition to the above, students must complete enough electives to bring their total number of credits to 120. Of these120 credits,

In addition, students should consult the Bachelor of Science regulations in Faculty of Science. See "Requirements for Major".

Although many variations are possible, those with BC high school chemistry 12, mathematics 12 and physics 12 (or equivalents) might take the following typical program.

Levels 1 and 2

BISC 101-4 and 102-4

CHEM 121-4, 122-2 and 281-4

MATH 151-3 and 152-3

PHYS 120-3 and 121-3 Total 30 credit hours

Levels 3 and 4

MBB 221-3 and 222-3

BISC 202-3

CHEM 126-2, 282-2, 286-2 and 215-4

CMPT 101-4, 102-3 or 110-3

6 hours of electives Total 28-29 credit hours

Levels 5 and 6

MBB 311-2, 312-2, 321-3 and 322-3

BISC 331-3 and 431-4 or 457-3

CHEM 360-3

MATH 310-3 or STAT 302-3

9 hours of electives Total 31-32 credit hours

Levels 7 and 8

Requirements of one stream (15-18 credit hours)

11-16 credit hours of electives

Total 29-31 credit hours

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Honors Program

(132 credit hours)

In addition to the requirements for the major program, molecular biology and biochemistry honors students must complete one of the following individual study semester options.

either

MBB 493-15 Individual Study Semester (Option B)

or both of

MBB 491-5 Undergraduate Research

MBB 492-10 Individual Study Semester (Option A)**

**This may be accomplished by breaking the individual study semester project into two consecutive semesters. If MBB 491 has already been taken to satisfy the major program requirements, then the student must complete one other course selected from the appropriate list in either the molecular biology stream or the biochemistry stream, in addition to MBB 492, to satisfy honors requirements.

Students must take 12 credit hours outside the Faculty of Science (including six hours in the Faculty of Arts, but excluding EDUC 401 to 406); and sufficient upper division courses to total at least 60 upper division credit hours. Also, see "Requirements for Major"..

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Minor Program

(56-60 credit hours minimum)

Lower Division Requirements

(42 credit hours minimum)

Students must complete all of

MBB 221-3 Cell Biology and Biochemistry

MBB 222-3 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

BISC 101-4 General Biology

BISC 102-4 General Biology

CHEM 121-4 General Chemistry and Laboratory I

CHEM 122-2 General Chemistry II

CHEM 126-2 General Chemistry Laboratory II

CHEM 281-4 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 282-2 Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 286-2 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

and one of

MATH 151-3 Calculus I

MATH 154-3 Calculus I for the Biological Sciences

and one of

MATH 152-3 Calculus II

MATH 155-3 Calculus II for the Biological Sciences

and one of

PHYS 101-3 General Physics I

PHYS 120-3 Modern Physics and Mechanics

and one of

PHYS 102-3 General Physics II

PHYS 121-3 Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

Upper Division Requirements

(14-18 credit hours)

Students must complete five upper division courses (plus any lower division prerequisites) with a minimum of 14 semester hours selected from

any upper division MBB course (excluding MBB 492 and 493)

BISC 331-3 Molecular Biology

and one of

BISC 431-4 Molecular Biotechnology

BISC 457-3 Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Cooperative Education Program

Molecular biology and biochemistry majors and honors may apply to the science cooperative education program which includes four work semesters during the normal academic program. See "Cooperative Education".



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