Course title
Foundations of Chemical Biology

hamasaki keita
Course description
Foundations of chemical biology (fCB) will lead you how to understand and explain the biological system quantitatively with your knowledge of chemistry. You may realize, through this course, the living organism is an assembly of chemicals and it is drove by the chemical reaction. Also you might familiar with the web that give you an appropriate information of which help you to understand biological molecules and their reaction. After you completed this course, your knowledge of chemistry will become the tool set to elucidate the biological issue and also you may see the chemistry behind biology.
Purpose of class
Understanding of foundations of chemistry as a toolshed that make you enable to understand biology.
Goals and objectives
  1. Understanding structure of biomolecules from nano, micro to macro.
  2. Understanding chemical reactions that govern the organism with kinetic study.
  3. Find out the information of which you need to understand biological reaction by using web.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. ntroduction to iCB. The day before and after the life was born. Consider about “the origin of the life” 200minutes
2. The chemicals of biological sytem Foundation of CB, pp1-6 200minutes
3. Introduction to amino acids and proteins Foundation of CB, pp7-18 200minutes
4. The structure of proteins Foundation of CB, pp19-28 200minutes
5. From structure to metabolic function: the globins Foundation of CB, pp29-38 200minutes
6. Proteins as catalyst Foundation of CB, pp39-50 200minutes
7. Examination 1, Answers and descriptions Elements, molecule, amino acids and protein 200minutes
8. Sugars and the biochemistry of glucose Foundation of CB, pp51-58 200minutes
9. Metabolism and the biochemistry of glucose Foundation of CB, pp59-68 200minutes
10. Lipids: cell as compartments Foundation of CB, pp69-76 200minutes
11. Genetic information: nucleotide and nucleic acid Foundation of CB, pp77-92 200minutes
12. Find the enzyme you are interested in from the web. site Go through BRENDA on the web. 200minutes
13. Design the substrate to elucidate the kinetics of the enzyme you find. Go through BRENDA on the web. 200minutes
14. Examination 2, Answers and descriptions Sugar, Lipids, Metabolism and Genetic information. 200minutes
Total. - - 2800minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Examination1 Examination2 Total.
1. 25% 25%
2. 25% 25% 50%
3. 25% 25%
Total. 50% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Home work 50%, Examination twice, 25%X2. 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
C.M. Dobson et al. “Foundation of chemical biology” Oxford university press
This book is not avairable at the school book shop. However you can buy it Amazon book shop.
Some portion of knowledge in analytical, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry of undergraduate level may help your understanding about Chemical Biology.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • 10-18:00 @13B25(Office), or mail to
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
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