(1) Lectures by Sarel Fleishman or Dan Tawfik
(2) The first week’s tutorial will not take place, as we will begin with an introductory lesson that week. We considered to start with the lesson on Tuesday, but this will ‘phase out’ the following weeks and create havoc. This, and the lesson we’ll miss owing to Channuka (14 January), means that have 2 hours less in the total count. We can, however, add some extra hour or two, if you like, some time in January and thus avoid over-compression.
Textbooks: The course is partly based on a recent textbook that aims to address the chemical basis of biomolecules:
The molecules of Life: Physical and Chemical Principles: John Kuriyan, Boyana Konforti & David Wemmer Garland Science, 2013. However, some parts of the course (e.g. chemical reactivity) are not covered.
A textbook suitable for the last parts: (‘Chemical reactivity and life’s chemistry’, and ‘Enzymatic catalysis’) is:
Structure and Mechanism in Protein Science:
A Guide to Enzyme Catalysis and Protein Folding.
Alan Fersht 1999. PDF can be downloaded for free (http://www.fersht.com/Structure.html)
Note, however, that the course’s aim is to integrate several discrete disciplines and areas, and as such, there are not textbooks that cover the course’s material as such.