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 2019 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.

-- Lin-Feng Chen, Auinash Kalsotra, and Peter Orlean

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

  • 1.29.19
    Exam 1 will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7th. It will cover Lectures 1 through 7. Room assignments will be posted at "Exams".

    A Sample Exam 1, with and without answers, has been posted at “Exams”.

    Dr. Orlean will hold a Review Session for Exam 1 on Thursday, February 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in 112 Gregory Hall (in place of lecture). If you would like him to go over any particular topic, please e-mail him by 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6th.

    Dr. Orlean's Office Hours on Wednesday, February 6th will be extended and run from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    If you need a Conflict Exam, you must contact Renee Alt by 5 p.m. on February 6th.

  • 1.16.19
    TA office hours will start January 22nd. Please look under the Instructors and Office Hours link for all of the Instructor and TA office hours.

  • 8.26.18

    Homework 1 opens on LON-CAPA at 12:30 p.m. on January 16th.

    Pre-lecture 2 questions open on LON-CAPA at 11:00 a.m. on January 16th.

    First class for MCB 450 will meet Tuesday January 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in 112 Gregory Hall. Dr. Orlean will be lecturing.