Lectures are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:40 - 10:30 AM, in Room 208 of the Crocker Science Center (CSC).

Dates Topics Suggested Reading
(from Ninfa, Ballou and Benore, 2nd Ed.)
9 Jan.
11 Jan.
Introduction to course and course mechanics;
Units, concentrations and acid-base equilibria
pp 21-26, 30-38, 50-52 (basic lab protocols)
pp 52-60
16 Jan.
18 Jan.
pH and buffers;
Dealing with uncertainties in measurement
pp 15-18
pp 65-74
23 Jan.
25 Jan.
UV-vis spectroscopy.
Data analysis and curve fitting
105-114
30 Jan.
1 Feb.
Protease structures and mechanisms
6 Feb.
8Feb.
Enzyme kinetics
Quiz no. 1 (Thursday, 8 Feb.)
pp 251-258
13 Feb.
15 Feb.
Enzyme kinetics and data analysis
20 Feb.
22 Feb.
Reversible enzyme inhibitors pp 260-267
27 Feb.
1 March
Irreversible enzyme inhibitors
6 March
8 March
Introduction to separation methods
13 March
15 March
Gel electrophoresis and thiol-disulfide chemistry
Quiz no. 2 (Thusday, 9 March)
pp 161-182
20 March
22 March

Spring Break!

27 March
29 March
More on gel electrophoresis
3 April
5 April
Introduction to Chromatography
Gel fililtration chromatography
10 April
12 April
Other forms of chromatography pp 121-151
17 April
19 April
To be determined!
24 April Quiz no. 3