5.062 Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry


Class Info

Delineates principles that form the basis for understanding how metal ions function in biology. Examples chosen from recent literature on a range of topics, including the global biogeochemical cycles of the elements; choice, uptake and assembly of metal-containing units; structure, function and biosynthesis of complex metallocofactors; electron-transfer and redox chemistry; atom and group transfer chemistry; protein tuning of metal properties; metalloprotein engineering and design; and applications to diagnosis and treatment of disease.

This class has 5.03 as a prerequisite.

5.062 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by D. Suess.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 2-105.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

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