Course title
Chemical biology

HAMASAKI Keita Click to show questionnaire result at 2018
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 molecular biology as a tool, experimental techniques as well.
Purpose of class
Understanding about biology with chemistry
Goals and objectives
  1. Explain definition, classification and structure of bilogical organism
  2. Explain replication and expression of gene in bilogical organism
  3. Propose the way of manipulation for gene and protein
  4. Explain signal trasduction and energy production in bilogical organism
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

examination 1 examination 2 Total.
1. 25% 25%
2. 25% 25%
3. 25% 25%
4. 25% 25%
Total. 50% 50% -
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. The day before and after the life was born. What are the abundant elements in an organism? 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. Metabolism, energy production of biological organism Metablolism and anabolism 200minutes
Go through BRENDA on the web.
13. Amino acid residue of which perticipate in enzymatic reaction Go through BRENDA on the web. 200minutes
14. Examination 2, Answers and descriptions Sugar, Lipids, Metabolism and Genetic information, enzynes in metabolic pathway 200minutes
Total. - - 2800minutes
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".
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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.
Organic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Physical chemistry, Analytical chemistry, Biological chemistry
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • scomb2 "contacts from students"
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 applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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