BIOPHYS 421 - Structural Biology: Biophysical Controversies
Fall 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Biophysics (BIOPHYS)
Department: LSA Biophysics
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Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 351, MCDB 310, or BIOLCHEM 415.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course aims to address scientific controversies in structural biology through a discussion-based process. Additionally, students will be introduced to major structural biological determination techniques. Strengths and weaknesses of these techniques will be explored in the primary literature, and students will examine how to avoid the pitfalls of their misuse.

Some of the specific topics to be covered in this course are:

  • Biophysical approaches for structural studies
  • Roles of biomolecular structures in various diseases
  • Latest breakthroughs in structural biology
  • Better understanding of biological function from structure and dynamics
  • In-depth learning from controversial scientific findings
  • Development of scientific presentation skills


BIOPHYS 421 - Structural Biology: Biophysical Controversies
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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