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 elements and the molecule of which participates in the biological systems.
  2. Understanding for the structure and activity relationship of the molecules in the biological systems.
  3. Understanding for the way of maitain the biological system
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. The elements and chemicals of biological systems Foundations of chemical biology, 1-6 200minutes
2. Amino acids, a monomer that construct proteins structure of proteins Foundations of chemical biology, 7-18 200minutes
3. The structure of proteins. What determine the structure of the protein? Foundations of chemical biology, 19-28 200minutes
4. The structure and the function of the protein Foundations of chemical biology, 29-38 200minutes
5. Enzyme, catalyst made by protein Foundations of chemical biology, 39-46 200minutes
6. Enzyme, mechanism and inhibition Foundations of chemical biology, 46-50 200minutes
7. Summary, the elements, molecules and their structure and function in the biological system Foundations of chemical biology, 1-50 200minutes
8. Metabolism 1, catabolism Foundations of chemical biology, 51-58 200minutes
9. Metabolism 2, anabolism Foundations of chemical biology, 59-68 200minutes
10. Lipids and their nature, haw they construct a cell Foundations of chemical biology, 69-72 200minutes
11. Transport, diffusion, passive and active transport Foundations of chemical biology, 72-76 200minutes
12. Nucleoside and nucleotide that construct either DNA or RNA Foundations of chemical biology, 77-80 200minutes
13. Genetic information, the roles of the RNA Foundations of chemical biology, 81-92 200minutes
14. Summary, metabolism, cell, protein synthesis Foundations of chemical biology, 51-92 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
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
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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