Office of Undergraduate Instruction

01:694:412 Proteomics and Functional Genomics


This course is intended for undergraduate Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB) majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences. It may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of Biological Sciences or MBB majors.






Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 01:694:407 and Genetics 01:447:380

Course Description

This course is a survey of modern techniques of protein biochemistry, bioinformatics, proteomics, and functional genomics. It will include a discussion of basic concepts of protein structure and function, protein characterization and purification, enzyme kinetics, nmr and x-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry, and various techniques of functional and structural genomics.

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Course satisfies Learning Goals

1. Students should demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge that is needed to begin biomedical research in the areas of proteomics, functional genomics, and/or bioinformatics. They will learn the theory and practice of key methods needed for postgraduate studies in these fields. .

2. Students should demonstrate the ability to work independently to find and evaluate information about specific biological systems or problems.

 Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Two take-home exams, one in-class presentation, and one final exam. The final grade is made up of the average of the three exams and the presentation grades.

Course Materials

 Readings provided by instructors.

Course Closed?

This course is by special permission only, with priority given to MBB majors. The majority of the class will be juniors and seniors. To obtain a special permission number or to get on the waiting list if you are not an MBB major, please use the following link:Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2018 Courses If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Biological Laboratories B112, Busch Campus.


Prof. Gaetano Montelione
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Prof. Stephen Anderson
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.


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Nelson Biological Laboratories

Nelson Biological Laboratories
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