Chemical Biology

Course catalogue code
FA-450
6WKS
7.5EC
11Mar2019
12Apr2019
Short description

 The field of chemical biology lies at the interface of chemistry and biology. It uses chemistry, chemical principles, and notably molecules to study and solve important issues in biology. The course will focus on chemical and biological syntheses and behaviours of relevant molecules for chemical biology, primarily carbohydrates, peptides and nucleic acids, as well as their uses in addressing biological questions. Bio-orthogonal reactions and the use of the compounds derivatized as chemical probes will also be discussed. This course will also have an emphasis on critical reading of recent literature and presentation on this to the group.

Mandatory

No.

Optional for students from other programmes

Yes.