spring 2010

KJE-3201 Bioinorganic Chemistry - 10 stp

Bioinorganic Chemistry
The course is administrated by
Fakultet for naturvitenskap og teknologi
Type of course
Theoretical subject. The course is available as a singular or elective course independent of study program, also to exchange students and free-movers. The course is offered on condition that a minimum number of students register for the course.
Recommended prerequisites
KJE-1001 Introduction to chemistry and the chemistry of biology
Course contents
Recapitulation of crystal and ligand field theories; metalloenzymes with particular emphasis on heme and nonheme iron enzymes; bioinformatics related to metalloenzymes; metal-DNA/RNA interactions; environmental bioinorganic chemistry.
Language of instruction and examination
The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, and may be answered either in English or Norwegian/Scandinavian language.
Teaching methods

Lectures: 20 h

Seminars: 10 h

Exercises: 40 h

Assessment methods

Grades based on a final, oral examination. Lettergrades (A-F).

Coursework requirements

Admission to the examination requires that the student has passed the exercises.

Course overlap
K-321 Bioinorganic chemistry 10
KJE-8201 Bioinorganic chemistry 10
Recommended reading/syllabus
Available on request

Lectures Spring 2010
This will be given as an intensiv course, 3x1 week. First attendance February 12th. For further information, please contact Abhik Ghosh, phone:77644072, e-mail: abhik.ghosh@uit.no
Lectures Textbook (available at Akademisk kvarter)Biological Inorganic Chemistry: http://www.uscibooks.com/bertini2.htm Edited by Ivano Bertini, University of FlorenceHarry B. Gray, California Institute of TechnologyEdward I. Stiefel, Princeton UniversityJoan Selverstone Valentine, UCLA Publisher: University Science Books

Prof. Abhik Ghosh