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BIOCHEM, CHEM W142A

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Macromolecules of biological importance. A survey of the physical and chemical properties of proteins, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates. Methods of preparation, chemical synthesis, degradation, and characterization of biomolecules.

Key Information

Fall Quarter 2017
Instruction start date: September 28, 2017
Instruction end date: December 15, 2017
Credit: 3 quarter units / 2 semester units credit
UC Santa Barbara, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit



UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Course Equivalence: UCI CHEM 128

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Unit Credit

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
Unit Credit

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Major Requirement: requirement for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Prerequisites

Chemistry 107A-B-C or 109A or 109AH-109B or 109BH-109C or 109CH or W 109C

Course Creator

Kalju Kahn
Dr. Kahn obtained his Diploma (Cum Laude) in Chemistry from the University of Tartu in 1992. He continued his research at the same institution in the laboratory of Professor Mati Karelson and received M.S. in Chemistry in 1994. After serving as a mentor for the 26th International Chemistry Olympiad, he joined the Ph.D. program at the University of Missouri-Columbia working with Dr. Peter Tipton on the mechanism of urate oxidase. He was awarded Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry in 1998. Dr. Kahn joined the research group of Professor Thomas C. Bruice in 1998.  His post-doctoral research focused on application of computational techniques to better understand enzyme catalysis. 

Dr. Kahn started his teaching career in 2001 by developing a series of lab courses for the new Biochemistry Major program at UCSB.  Over the past years he has taught a variety of lecture classes, including Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Drug Design, Enzyme Mechanisms, Chemical Kinetics, Biophysical Chemistry and Computational Chemistry as well as a series of biochemistry laboratory courses in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the UCSB.  Since 2012, Dr. Kahn has been teaching a fully on-line Biochemistry Lecture course each Summer.  In 2016, he started teaching fully-on-line courses during the academic year as well.  He is excited to teach the Biochemistry Lecture course as a fully on-line course again during Fall 2018!  
Dr. Kahn obtained his Diploma (Cum Laude) in Chemistry from the University of Tartu in 1992. He continued his research at the same institution in the laboratory of Professor Mati Karelson and received M.S. in Chemistry in 1994. After serving as a mentor for the 26th International Chemistry Olympiad, he joined the Ph.D. program at the University of Missouri-Columbia working with Dr. Peter ...

Dr. Kahn obtained his Diploma (Cum Laude) in Chemistry from the University of Tartu in 1992. He continued his research at the same institution in the laboratory of Professor Mati Karelson and received M.S. in Chemistry in 1994. After serving as a mentor for the 26th International Chemistry Olympiad, he joined the Ph.D. program at the University of Missouri-Columbia working with Dr. Peter Tipton on the mechanism of urate oxidase. He was awarded Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry in 1998. Dr. Kahn joined the research group of Professor Thomas C. Bruice in 1998.  His post-doctoral research focused on application of computational techniques to better understand enzyme catalysis. 

Dr. Kahn started his teaching career in 2001 by developing a series of lab courses for the new Biochemistry Major program at UCSB.  Over the past years he has taught a variety of lecture classes, including Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Drug Design, Enzyme Mechanisms, Chemical Kinetics, Biophysical Chemistry and Computational Chemistry as well as a series of biochemistry laboratory courses in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the UCSB.  Since 2012, Dr. Kahn has been teaching a fully on-line Biochemistry Lecture course each Summer.  In 2016, he started teaching fully-on-line courses during the academic year as well.  He is excited to teach the Biochemistry Lecture course as a fully on-line course again during Fall 2018!  

Instructor of Term

Kalju Kahn
kalju@chem.ucsb.edu

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