Fall 2021 - MBB 829 G100
Special Topics in Biochemistry (3)
Class Number: 4173
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
Consideration of recent literature concerning selected contemporary research topics. Can be taken more than once with permission of the instructor.
This course will explore our current scientific understanding of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, including mechanisms of viral transmission and pathogenesis; evolution; and the human immune response to infection and vaccines. Course readings selected from the primary literature will introduce advanced topics in molecular and cellular biology related to the study of virology and immunology.
- Coronavirus structure and genome organization
- Viral replication cycle
- Pathology and pathogenesis
- Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses
- Host immune responses
- Viral evasion of immunity
- Vaccines and vaccine strategies
- Novel immune and drug therapies
- Exam #1 20%
- Exam #2 20%
- Written summaries 20%
- Final project 40%
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