- Code BIOL3107
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Peter Solomon
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2016
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Rapid advances in plant and animal biochemistry over recent years have fundamentally changed fields of science ranging from medicine to agriculture and food security. This course will present these recent advances exploring both the specifics and commonalities that exist in biochemistry when comparing animal and plant systems. The animal stream will cover topics such as cancer metabolism and the metabolism of foreign agents (xenobiotics), molecular mechanisms related to drug development and ion channel function and aspects of translational medicine. In the plant stream, topics to be covered include plant disease, CO2 fixation, photosynthesis and climate change. Lectures will be presented from experts from both the John Curtin School of Medial Research and the Research School of Biology. This course offers an excellent opportunity for students to understand how biochemistry impacts everyday life, and expand their knowledge of biochemistry across a platform of diverse and important disciplines.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- discuss recent advances in plant and animal biochemistry;
- understand the biochemical evolution of photosynthesis and the specific signalling and metabolic processes involved in plant-pathogen interactions;
- have an appreciation of the role that molecules play in a numbers of disease states and the therapies used to combat these disorders;
- research and read the literature critically to assimilate views on new findings
40 % Assignments/Projects (20% for medical & 20% for plant)
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3 lectures and one tutorial per week
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3506||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|