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.

  • 9.18.17
    Exam 1 will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21st. It will cover Lectures 1 through 7 Room assignments will be posted at "Exams".

    Dr. Orlean will hold a Review Session for Exam 1 on Thursday, September 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in 2079 Natural History Building (in place of lecture). If you would like him to go over any particular topic, please e-mail him by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20th.

    Dr. Orlean's Office Hours on Wednesday, September 20th will be extended and run from 1:00p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    If you need a Conflict Exam, you must contact Renee Alt by 5 p.m. on September 19th.

    A practice Exam 1, with and without answers, has been posted under "Exams".

  • 8.28.17
    TA office hours will start September 5th. Please look under the Instructors and Office Hours link for all of the Instructor and TA office hours. TA office hours will be held in 246 Burrill Hall and 491ABurrill Hall.

  • 8.28.17
    First class for MCB 450 will meet August 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in 2079 Natural History Building. Dr. Orlean will be lecturing.