MCB 450
Introductory Biochemistry
School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Welcome to MCB 450

On behalf of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, we welcome you to the Spring 2016 semester of MCB 450, Introductory Biochemistry. The course is designed to impart an overall general understanding of the biochemical principles that govern the functioning of living systems. We hope that at the end of the semester, each of you will not only have learned much that will be of use to you in careers such as medicine, nutrition, and the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and biofuel industries, but that you will also be filled with the excitement of biochemistry.

-- Peter Orlean and Rudy Fratti

Most recent announcements will be at the top of this list.

  • 9.12.16
    Dr. Orlean will hold his office hours from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 14th

  • 9.7.16
    Exam 1 will be held on Thursday, September 15th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. It will cover Lectures 1 through 7. For room assignments, please see "Exam Information" on the course web site.

  • 9.7.16
    Copies of a Practice Exam 1, with and without answers, will be posted on the course web site under "Exam Information".

  • 9.7.16
    Exam 1 Review Session. Dr. Orlean will hold a Review Session from 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 a.m. in 114 Smith Hall in place of a lecture. If you would a particular topic to be reviewed, please e-mail Dr. Orlean by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14th.

  • 8.23.2016
    TA office hours will not start until the week of August 29.

  • 8.23.2016
    First class for MCB 450 will meet August 23th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in 114 Smith Memorial Halll. Dr. Orlean will be lecturing.