CHEM 0303

Chemical Biology

Chemical Biology
In this course we will explore scientific advances propelled by research at the interface of organic chemistry and molecular biology. The field of chemical biology involves the manipulation of biological macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates) using synthetic organic chemistry. These organic transformations are not used by nature and thus permit site-specific modifications that enable study or alteration of macromolecule function. Examples include antibody-drug conjugates for targeted chemotherapy and fluorescent probes of macromolecule interactions. Guided by the primary literature, we will explore developments that span a variety of applications and explore potential new directions, culminating in a final project. Fundamentals of molecular biology will be discussed as they pertain to our exploration of chemical biology. (CHEM 0203) 3 hrs. lect.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Natural Sciences
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Spring 2020

CHEM0303A-S20 Lecture (Repka)