BIOLOGY 302

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Time: 9:45 - 10:50 M W F
Place: MC 105
Text: (required) Concepts in Biochemistry by Rodney Boyer Brooks/Cole
(recommended) Introduction to Molecular Biology by Peter
Paolella, WCB McGraw-Hill

Instructors: Dr. F. P. Doerder SRC 278 x2442
Dr. H. van Keulen SRC 263 x4562

Tentative schedule Boyer Paolella

Date Subject Chapter Chapter
Aug 31 Introduction 1
Sep 2 DNA to protein 2 1,6
4 Signal transduction 2
9 Water, acids/bases 3
11 Acids/bases 3
14 Amino acids 4
16 Amino acids 4
18 Proteins 4
21 Proteins 4
23

Protein structure

5 4
25 Hemoglobin 5
28

Enzymes

6
30 Enzymes 6
Oct 2 Enzymes 7
5

Midterm Examination 1

chapters 1 - 7
7 Carbohydrates 8
9 Carbohydrates 8
14 Lipids 9
16

Membranes

9
19 DNA & RNA structure 10 1,8
21 DNA structure 10
23 Replication 11 2
26 Transcription 11 5 - 8
28 Modification 11 10
30

Translation

12 10
Nov 2 Translation 12
4 Recombinant DNA 13 11
6 Midterm Examination 2 8 - 13
9 Metabolism 14
13 Sugar metabolism 15
16 Sugar metabolism 15
18 Sugar metabolism 15
20 Pyruvate dehydrogenase 16
23 TCA cycle 16
25 TCA cycle 16
30 Electron transport 17
Dec 2 Electron transport 17
4 Fat metabolism 18
7 Fat metabolism 18
note 8 Fat metabolism 18
9 Urea cycle 19
Dec. 16 Final Examination 8:30 - 10:30 Chapters 2, 4, 6, 8, 14 - 19

Notes: 1. If dates/times of exams are conflicting with other commitments, advance notice is required; this only if no other solution is possible.

2. If exam is missed on the exam date, a legal, written notice explaining reason(s) is required.

3. A make up examination will be an assay type examination

Grading: 89 - 100 % A

75 - 88 % B

62 - 74 % C

50 - 61 % D