BIOL 5028 1.5: TOPICS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY II: PROTEINS

Course Director: Vivian Saridakis (vsaridak@yorku.ca)

Dates and Location: Fridays (March 1st - April 5th) from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in LSB 321

Course Description: The overall theme of this course is the study of the three-dimensional structures of proteins and protein complexes. The three-dimensional structure is essential in the function of the protein.  Studying protein structures reveals clues about its function and molecular mechanism. Some of the proteins to be studied include those involved in membrane transport, epigenetics, resistance, regulation and cell signalling. The core course will be offered as 3 hr lecture per week for 6 weeks.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Evaluation:
Oral presentation        40%
Grant Proposal           30%
Concept Map              20%
Class participation      10%

The oral presentation will be 60 minutes in length followed by a class discussion. There will be 2 presentations per class. Students will also be expected to write a 5 page grant proposal (similar to NSERC Discovery Grant format) and prepare a concept map.  Topics/papers will be made available to students.