Course title
Chemical biology

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Course content
Chemical biology is a way of understanding biology as a fusion of organic, inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry. A broad range of disciplines from biochemistry to chemical biology will be discussed focusing on the background, history, and the methodology of it which contributed to development of chemical biology.
Purpose of class
Understanding about chemical biology with related broad science.
Goals and objectives
  1. Understanding for the molecule construction of which participates in the biological systems.
  2. Understanding for the usage of spectroscopy for the study of biology
  3. Understanding for the development of biological systems
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction to structural biology, the structure of protein and nucleic acids Essentials of chemical biology, 1-68 200minutes
2. Introduction to structural biology, molecular interaction of which construct biological molecules Essentials of chemical biology, 69-91 200minutes
3. Peptide, protein, nucleic acid, oligosaccharide and lipid Essentials of chemical biology, 93-118 200minutes
4. Biological synthesis of protein, nucleic acid and lipids Essentials of chemical biology, 119-138 200minutes
5. Molecfular biology as a tool box for the study of chemical biology Essentials of chemical biology, 139-174 200minutes
6. Spectroscopy (1) Ultra Violet, Infrared, fluuorescence, circular dichroism Essentials of chemical biology, 175-224 200minutes
7. Presentation Biological molecules, spectroscopy(1) 200minutes
8. Spectroscopy (2) nucleic magnetic resonamce Essentials of chemical biology, 225-272 200minutes
9. Spectroscopy (3) X-ray crystarography, microscope Essentials of chemical biology, 273-320 200minutes
10. Molecular recognition, theory Essentials of chemical biology, 321-347 200minutes
11. Molecular recognition, experimental Essentials of chemical biology, 348-384 200minutes
12. Mass spectrometry and proteomics Essentials of chemical biology, 475-512 200minutes
13. Molecular evolution, Chemical anthoroporogy Essentials of chemical biology, 513-542 200minutes
14. Essay Spectroscopy(2), molecular recognition, molecular evolution 200minutes
Total. - - 2800minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Presentation Essay Total.
1. 25% 25%
2. 25% 25% 50%
3. 25% 25%
Total. 50% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Presentation: 50%
Essay: 50%
The credit requires over 60% of total scores on the examinations of which include the topics of "goals and the objectives".
Textbooks and reference materials
Essentials of chemical biology, Andrew Miller and Julian Tanner, Willey
Organic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Physical chemistry, Analytical chemistry, Biological chemistry
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • 10:00-18:00
Relation to the environment
Non-environment-related course
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
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