|Lecture Notes: 25 August||
Who am I?
How to study:
Notes are key-nearly everything you will need to know I will cover in lecture. So how can you get the most out of your notes?
Don't rely on/be seduced by on-line notes.
Weekly Review on web: Look at Review page on internet for weekly topics and homework suggestions (this will probably be somewhat intermitent).
Course intent - to understand Life at the molecular level:
You will be expected to do some synthesis and problem solving in doing this course.
Biochemistry focuses on a limited range of areas within the manifestation of life, but as we shall see this range is still vast:
In this course I will focus on these issues in eukaryotes, specifically humans, because I want you to understand a functional system with all of the regulation etc. it requires. We will look at eukaryotes because they involve intracellular compartmentation and humans because I want a system with multiple intercommunicating organs and cell types, and because the human system is probably the best understood eukaryote system.
We will largely ignore biological information (#6 above) since most of you will cover that in your Biology courses, particularly genetics.
Last modified 27 August 2008