This laboratory course is intended primarily for advanced Biology and Chemistry majors. The course focuses on methods for isolating and characterizing proteins, including chromatography, electrophoresis and enzyme kinetics. Quantitative analysis is strongly emphasized, and computers are used extensively for collecting and analyzing data.

trypsin picture

Most of the experiments in the course utilize the well-characterized enzyme trypsin, a member of the serine protease family. Trypsin, which is illustrated above, is presently one of the best understood enzymes, and it offers many opportunities to illustrate important general principles in biochemistry.

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