Biochem 440B, Physical Biochemistry-I

Fall 2012

Principles of Thermodynamics and Kinetics and their Applications to Biological Macromolecules

PART 1: 6 lectures/Gennis/Aug 28, 30, Sept 4, 6, 11 Nair/Sept 13

The principles of thermodynamics

Part 2 : 8 lectures/Nair/Sept 18, 20, 25, 27, Oct 2, 4, 9, 11

Thermodynamics and the stability of biological macromolecules and assemblies:

EXAM 1 : Tuesday OCTOBER 16

Part 3 : 2 lectures/Gennis/October 18, 23

The thermodynamics of transport across membranes

Part 4 : 5 lectures/Gennis/Oct 25, 30, Nov 1, 6, 8

Molecular interactions and ligand binding

Part 5 : 6 lectures/Nair/Nov 13, 27, 29, Dec 4, 6, 11

Enzyme kinetics and the kinetics of protein folding

EXAM 2 THURSDAY NOV 15

FINAL EXAMINATION, TBA

GRADING:

2 EXAMINATIONS IN CLASS: 25% EACH

1 FINAL EXAM: 25%

10-12 PROBLEM SETS: 2 POINTS (MAX) EACH, ONLY IF TURNED IN ON TIME: 25%