University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

CHEM 3214 - Medicinal and Biological Chemistry III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 9 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: CHEM 2510 & CHEM 2520 or equivalent
Assumed Knowledge: CHEM 3111
Assessment: Exam, practical work, assignments
Syllabus:

An introduction to the principles of medicinal chemistry including natural product isolation, lead generation, and lead optimisation will be presented. The principles of parallel and combinatorial synthesis will be described in this context. An overview of methods for protein structure determination will be provided, forming the basis of discussion of quantitative structure-activity relationships. The chemistry of a number of key biological processes (e.g. enzyme chemistry, action of antibiotics on membranes etc.) will also be presented, including an introduction to the arena of biomimetic organic chemistry. This section will emphasise how the principles of nature can be applied to the rational design of complex molecules. Bioinorganic chemistry will be presented, with a focus on electron transfer reactions in biological systems. Marcus theory of electron transfer will be introduced. Examples of electron transfer proteins will be given, including those containing haem moieties, copper centres, and iron sulfur clusters, and the importance of these proteins will be discussed, including their roles in the mitochondrial respiratory electron transfer chain.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23955 LE01 48 9 27 Jul - 14 Sep Monday 11am - 12pm Badger, LG17, Teaching Room
31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 9am - 11am Badger, LG17, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 11am - 12pm Badger, LG17, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 9am - 11am Badger, LG17, Teaching Room
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23434 PR05 6 FULL 3 Aug - 14 Sep Monday 12pm - 6pm Badger, 212, Laboratory
12 Oct - 19 Oct Monday 12pm - 6pm Badger, 212, Laboratory
Note: Available face-to-face (on-campus)
24871 PR01 9 FULL 4 Aug - 15 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 6pm Badger, 212, Laboratory
6 Oct - 20 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 6pm Badger, 212, Laboratory
Note: Available face-to-face (on-campus)
24872 PR02 7 FULL 5 Aug - 16 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 6pm Badger, 212, Laboratory
7 Oct - 21 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 6pm Badger, 212, Laboratory
Note: Available face-to-face (on-campus)
24873 PR03 4 FULL 6 Aug - 17 Sep Thursday 12pm - 6pm Badger, 212, Laboratory
8 Oct - 22 Oct Thursday 12pm - 6pm Badger, 212, Laboratory
Note: Available face-to-face (on-campus)
24874 PR04 7 1 7 Aug - 18 Sep Friday 12pm - 6pm Badger, 212, Laboratory
9 Oct - 23 Oct Friday 12pm - 6pm Badger, 212, Laboratory
Note: Available face-to-face (on-campus)