Fall 2020 - MBB 222 D100

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

Class Number: 2952

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

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

  • Prerequisites:

    or Corequisite CHEM 281.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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

COURSE DETAILS:

TOPICS:

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

Grading

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

NOTES:

Students can purchase the following versions of Biochemistry at the SFU Bookstore:
Canadian Custom Paperback w/ 720 day access to Ebook and SmartWork 5, ISBN 978-0-393-62237-9
Biochemistry Registration Card w/ Ebook, InQuizitive, and SmartWork 5, ISBN 978-0-393-61525-8
Lecture:  blended (synchronous lectures, recorded and available online for asynchronous viewing)
Tutorial:  synchronous (students are expected to attend scheduled tutorials remotely)
Assessments:  synchronous midterm exams
Remote invigilation: Yes

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Access to high-speed internet
Computer (with webcam)
Specialized software

REQUIRED READING:

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

Department Undergraduate Notes:


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

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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

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

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).