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SCE 5181: Chemical Biology (3 cr.)
Chemical Biology is intervention in cells based on chemical principles. The concepts and methods of chemistry are used to solve problems in molecular and cellular biology. The fundamental chemical principles that govern all biological systems are studied. One theme of the course is signal transduction which is the flow of information in biological systems. The course describes some ways chemistry can intervene at each step in this process to both control and elucidate the flow of information. Another theme of the course is the use of small molecules to probe biomacromolecules. Topics covered include chemical proteomics, chemical genomics, chemical genetics, small biological catalysis and bioorganic chemistry.
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