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.

Dr. Orlean will hold extended Office Hours on Wednesday February 10th from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in B-124 CLSL

Due to a room constraint we have moved Xingchen's Wednesday afternoon office hour to 2:30 to 3:30pm in room C605 CLSL. There is one exception on 2/24 it will be from 1:30 to 2:30pm in 528 Morrill Hall. These changes will start this week and the website has been updated to show this change and exception. Please also remember that Dr. Orlean has his office hour on Wednesdays from 1-2pm in B126 CLSL.

Exam 1 is Thursday night, please check the website for your room assignments. If you are needing to change your exam room please clear that with me. If you go to one of the exam rooms that you are not assigned to your exam will not be scored. If you are needing a conflict please fill out the form by 5pm tomorrow afternoon.

Dr. Orlean will hold a Review Session for Exam 1 Thursday, February 11th from 11:00-12:20 in 112 Greg Hall in place of a lecture. If you would like Dr. Orlean to go over a particular topic, please e-mail him by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10th.

Exam 1 will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11th. The exam will be on material covered in Lectures 1 through 7. Please check the web site at "Exams" for your assigned exam room.

Sample exams for exam 1 with and without answers are now posted under the exams link on the website

TA office hours will not start until the week of January 25.

First class for MCB 450 will meet January 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in 112 Gregory Hall. Dr. Orlean will be lecturing.