5.54 Frontiers in Chemical Biology

Class Info

Introduction to current research at the interface of chemistry, biology, and bioengineering. Topics include imaging of biological processes, metabolic pathway engineering, protein engineering, mechanisms of DNA damage, RNA structure and function, macromolecular machines, protein misfolding and disease, metabolomics, and methods for analyzing signaling network dynamics. Lectures are interspersed with class discussions and student presentations based on current literature.

This class has 5.13, 5.07, and 7.06 as prerequisites.

5.54 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. Shoulders.

Lecture occurs 8:30 PM to 10:00 AM on Thursdays in 4-231.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 5.54 was rated 6.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Classes site or on the 5.54 Stellar site.

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