This course will explore the fascinating world of proteins which are the nanomachines that are indispensable to life because of their catalytic and structural functions. Students will learn the principles governing protein function and get an integrated view of proteins at the molecular, cellular and systemic level. Students will gain understanding of how enzymes work, how proteins make molecules move inside cells and transmit signals. Bioinformatics and molecular biological techniques used for studying proteins will also be taught. Permission of instructor required.
Preparation for Course R: BIOL 21800 or consent of instructor.