• Offered by Research School of Chemistry
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Chemistry
  • Areas of interest Chemistry
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Colin Jackson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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Chemical biology the manipulation of biological systems through the use of tools that have primarily been developed through synthetic chemistry.  This advanced course focuses on providing an introduction to chemical biology via the study of papers published within the last 5 years in scientific journals. Areas that will be covered will include the design and generation of novel enzymes through incorporation of unnatural amino acids, computation design of new enzymes with specific properties, the use of fluorescent chemicals/proteins in biology, combinatorial chemistry and drug design, and glycobiology - the manipulation of sugars that are recognised by cells/proteins. There is no laboratory component to the course and extensive group-based tutorial sessions will be run in which various series of papers will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

 

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

 

1) Critically assess and analyse contemporary scientific literature. (LO1)

2) Understand the present state of the discipline of chemical biology. (LO2)

3) Have a theoretical understanding of current technques used in chemical biology. (LO3)

4) Have the ability to condense the information found in a series of scientific papers into a concise report. (LO4)

Other Information

Recommended: Some prior understanding of biochemistry and chemistry is strongly recommended. This course will require strong english-language skills; substantial discussion, reading, written communication and oral presentations in group tutorials. Any students with sufficient points for a BIOL or CHEM major, or BIOCHEM minor would be acceptable.

Indicative Assessment

  • Mid-semester exam (35%)
  • Final exam (35%)
  • Lab reports (30%)

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Workload

65 hours of lectures/tutorials plus a further 65 hours of independent learning

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol into this course you must have completed CHEM2211 or CHEM2208.

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed text.  Scientific papers will be provided to students in the course.

Majors

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8329 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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