12.741 Marine Bioinorganic Chemistry
Provides an overview of trace element biogeochemistry and marine bioinorganic chemistry. Topics include controls on oceanic trace metal distributions; co-evolution of biological metal requirements and metal availability during early Earth history; chemical speciation and its influence on microbial bioavailability; applications of metal isotopes; roles of metalloenzymes and metal proteins in biogeochemical cycles; and biogeochemical applications of metagenomics, metaproteomics, and bioinformatics.
This class has no prerequisites.
12.741 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. Saito.
Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in WHOI.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits.
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