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A project-oriented biochemistry laboratory course

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dc.contributor.author Craig, Paul en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-19T19:35:22Z en_US
dc.date.available 2006-07-19T19:35:22Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1999-08 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Chemical Education 76N8 (1999) 1130 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0021-9584 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/2155 en_US
dc.description.abstract A project-oriented laboratory course has been designed to introduce students to the study of biochemistry as it is practiced. The course is designed to be a capstone experience for students enrolled in a variety of majors at the Rochester Institute of Technology, including those who enter our new B.S. Biochemistry program. The experiments in this course enable the students to explore the protein chemistry, enzymology, and molecular biology of a single enzyme, threonine dehydrogenase, in a series of integrated experiments. The laboratory incorporates both traditional methods (centrifugation, UV-vis spectroscopy, gel electrophoresis, and chromatography) and more recent developments in the field (polymerase chain reaction). Students use a small computer network to prepare for experiments (using simulation software developed at RIT), to evaluate data, to access sequence homology databases over the Internet, and to visualize and model proteins and nucleic acids. The change in the biochemistry teaching lab from a sequence of unrelated experiments to an integrated series of experiments is a model that can be readily adapted by other educators, who can change their courses to focus on a single enzyme with which they are most familiar. en_US
dc.format.extent 31371 bytes en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Chemical Society: Journal of Chemical Education en_US
dc.subject Biochemistry en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Laboratory instruction en_US
dc.title A project-oriented biochemistry laboratory course en_US
dc.type Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ed076p1130


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