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Chemistry and biology are traditionally taught as separate subjects at the high school level, where students memorize fundamental scientific principles that are universally accepted. However, at the university level and in industry, we learn that science is not as simple as we once thought. We are constantly confronted by questions about the unknown and required to use creative, integrated approaches to solve these problems. By bringing together knowledge from multidisciplinary fields, we are empowered with the ability to generate new ideas. The goal of this course is to develop skills for generating new ideas at the interface between chemistry and biology by analyzing pioneering studies.
When should I register?
Registration will be open throughout the course.
- How to generate ideas for research and business
- How to read and write chemical structures
- How to use chemistry for biology
- How to control biological events by chemical means
- How to integrate chemistry and biology
None. Knowledge of basic junior high school science is recommended.
Unit 1: Understanding Chemical Structures
Unit 2: Writing and Synthesizing DNA
Unit 3: DNA/RNA Applications
Unit 4: Idea Generation Techniques
Unit 5: Writing Amino Acids
Unit 6: Writing and Synthesizing Proteins
Unit 7: Combinatorial Chemistry & Chemical Genetics
Unit 8: Fluorescent Molecules for Tracking Biology
Unit 9: Fluorescent Proteins for Tracking Biology
Unit 10: Review of Ideas
Unit 11: Ideas for Fooling Sugars and Fats
Unit 12: Ideas for Fighting against Cancer & Virus
Unit 13: Review of Ideas
Professor of The Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences and Institute for Chemical Research
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