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Biochemistry

  • BIOCHM 187S  Science Gateway Seminar I

    Description:
    This is a two-semester sequence, two credits each semester. Successful completion of the sequence will fulfill the student's First-Year Seminar requirement. Course content will vary with instructor, but will focus on discussion of topics with broad societal impact, and will have important scientific underpinnings, with a particular focus on biochemistry. Using this approach, students will become increasingly familar with and experienced in scientific discourse, the scientif method, and important new scientific findings. Using this scientific framework, the course will address objectives of the UMass Boston First Year Seminar Program.   More Info

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  • BIOCHM 188S  Science Gateway Seminar II

    Description:
    This is a two-semester sequence, two credits each semester. Successful completion of the sequence will fulfill the student's First-Year Seminar requirement. Course content will vary with instructor, but will focus on discussion of topics with broad societal impact, and will have important scientific underpinnings, with a particular focus on biochemistry. Using this approach, students will become increasingly familar with and experienced in scientific discourse, the scientif method, and important new scientific findings. Using this scientific framework, the course will address objectives of the UMass Boston First Year Seminar Program.   More Info

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  • BIOCHM 383  Biochemistry I

    Description:
    In the first of a two-semester sequence, the chemistry of life processes is discussed in terms of structure and biological function of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and other cellular components. Special emphasis is given to protein structure and function, enzymology, carbohydrate metabolism, transport mechanisms, energy transformations, and photosynthesis. It is recommended that BIOCHM 385 be taken concurrently.   More Info

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  • BIOCHM 384  Biochemistry II

    Description:
    In the second of a two-semester sequence, discussion of cellular function is continued. The topics are biochemistry and synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins, structural motifs in protein folding, metabolism of lipids and amino acids, nitrogen fixation, molecular immunology, hormones, ion channels, neurochemistry, biological applications of nuclear resonance and biochemical evolution.   More Info

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  • BIOCHM 385  Biochemistry Lab I

    Description:
    Laboratory course to complement BIOCHM 383. Experiments involving titration, purification and analysis of biological molecules. Provides training in such techniques as chromatography, electrophoresis, and enzyme kinetics.   More Info

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  • BIOCHM 386  Biochemistry Lab II

    Description:
    Laboratory course to complement BIOCHM 384. Experiments involving high performance liquid chromatography, circular dichroism, optical rotary dispersion, nuclear magnetic resonance, photosynthesis and analysis of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates.   More Info

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  • BIOCHM 471  Readings in Biochemistry I

    Description:
    Topics vary depending on instructor. Contact the Chemistry Department or Biology Department for specific topics each semester.   More Info

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  • BIOCHM 472  Readings in Biochemistry II

    Description:
    Topics vary depending on instructor. Contact the Chemistry Department or Biology Department for specific topics each semester.   More Info

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  • BIOCHM 491  Directed Research in Biochemistry I

    Description:
    An opportunity for qualified, advanced students to work on a specialized research project under the guidance of a faculty advisor.   More Info

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  • BIOCHM 492  Directed Research in Biochemistry II

    Description:
    An opportunity for qualified, advanced students to work on a specialized research project under the guidance of a faculty advisor.   More Info

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