This course introduces analytical techniques and instrumental methods that are commonly used to character biological systems. Techniques surveyed may include chromatography, mass spectrometry, X-ray diffraction, NMR, circular dichroism, fluorescence spectroscopy, and molecular dynamics simulations. The course focuses on applications of these methods to a specific system or research area, which may vary from year to year, e.g. lipid membrane, toxicology, proteomics, etc. This course does not require but is complimentary to CHEM 330 and CHEM 460.
Prerequisites: CHEM 250 and CHEM 230 or 231 or permission of instructor.