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 Fall 2015 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.

Exam II will be Thursday, October 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. This Exam will cover material presented in Lectures 8 through 13. Please see the MCB 450 web site for room assignments. NOTE: the rooms for Exam II will be different ones from the ones for Exam I.

Dr. Orlean will hold a review session for Exam II Thursday, October 15th from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. instead of class. If you would like him to go over a particular topic, please e-mail him by 2 p.m. on Wednesday October 13th.

A sample Exam II has been posted. There is a version without answers, and one with answers and some explanations.

Dr Fratti will be lecturing on Tuesday, October 13th, and from Tuesday October 20th onwards.

The review session for Exam 1 will be held in Smith Hall from 11:00 am to 12:20 pm on Thursday September 17th . If there are any topics you would like the instructor to review, please e-mail Dr. Orlean by 2 pm on Wednesday, September 16th.

A sample Exam 1 has been posted at the "Exams" link. There are versions with and without answers.

Exam 1 is from 7-9 pm on Thursday September 17th, and will cover material presented in Lectures 1 through 7. For room assignments, go to the "Exams" link.

Pre-lab Amino Acids has been reopened and will close at 11am on 9.2.15

Pre-lecture questions for lecture 2 open at 12:30 p.m.

Homework 1 opens

TA office hours will not start until August 26.

First class for MCB 450 will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 a.m. in Smith Hal. Dr. Orlean will be lecturing.

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