BIMM 100 Lecture 1

BIMM 100 Lecture 1 - BIMM100 Molecular Biology Summer...

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BIMM100 Molecular Biology Summer Session II, 2011 Instructor: David Stachura, Ph.D. dstachura@ucsd.edu
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Lecture 1 Summary • Class overview and syllabus • What is molecular biology? ( Read pages 1-30 for an introduction to the study of molecular biology ) • Structure of nucleic acids – DNA vs. RNA – Physical properties – Denaturation (and renaturation) – Topolgy • Transcription: overview
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Welcome to BIMM100- Molecular Biology! • Instructor: David Stachura, Ph.D. dstachura@ucsd.edu – Office hours: Monday, 3-4pm, HSS (Humanities and Social Sciences Building) 1145A – Please email me for questions/class issues! Include “BIMM100” and your student number in the subject line so I can respond and help you quicker!
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BIMM100 Introduction • Textbook: Required! Molecular Cell Biology, Lodish et al., 6 th edition (2008) – We have many copies on reserve at the Biomedical Library! – Also, see http://www.whfreeman.com/lodish6e • Animations, corrections, practice problems, and other useful information • Class website: https://ted.ucsd.edu – Access this website with your UCSD username and password – Check frequently for lecture updates and important class information
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BIMM 100 Introduction Lectures: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 8am-9:20am, CENTER 101 Midterm: Tuesday, August 16 th – DURING CLASS (8am-9:20am) Final exam: Friday, September 2 nd – Location TBA! (8am-11am) Review sessions: August 12 th (10am-12pm in CENTR 119) and August 31 st (3pm-5pm in CENTR 119, to take the place of regularly scheduled sections that Wednesday and Thursday). – We will have a problem set to prepare you for each exam. They will be assigned before your review sessions!
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Teaching Assistants • Nimesh Rajakumar nrajakum@ucsd.edu • Zara Tabi ztabi@ucsd.edu • Misbah Ahmed miahmed@ucsd.edu • Kimberly Chia kchia@ucsd.edu • Jonathan Goldstone j1goldst@ucsd.edu • See syllabus for their section times! They will announce their office hours during sections!
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BIMM 100 Course Structure • Lectures – Four times a week – Posted on Ted – Class participation in lectures will be 10% of your final grade • Discussion sections – Strongly recommended! – Sign up by this Wed for sections at https://sections.ucsd.edu/default.aspx • Readings and problem solving – Read the book! – Do the suggested problems (suggested by us, and at the end of the chapters)! They will be similar to the type of questions you will experience on the exams!
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The learning environment • Class participation – We will be using i>clicker technology in class • Why? – It encourages you to come to class, pay attention, and actively participate in the learning process, which helps YOU learn! – It allows me to have feedback on what you do (or do not)
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