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BIOS 20200 Introduction to Biochemistry

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    Dec 26, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This course taught me more about biology and critical thinking skills than any other course I took at UChicago. Not only did I learn about specific biochemical pathways and processes, I walked away from this class with a template for understanding any biochemical process. Marvin Makinen taught us the basic structure of biochemical pathways and gave us the tools to piece together any structure or pathway we would encounter in the future.

    Course highlights:

    Glycolysis and the TCA cycle were fascinating and set the basis for my studies in biochemistry. I also enjoyed learning about how hemoglobin transports oxygen throughout the body and how different factors affect the balance between oxygen and hemoglobin. Makinen aims to teach everyone the critical thinking skills necessary to analyze biochemical processes and solve any problem we would encounter in the future.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Form study groups, go to office hours with Marvin Makinen (he is very friendly and very willing to spend time with you explaining the classwork to you) and spend lots of time reading the textbook and memorizing the pathways to ensure that the easy part (the structures and pathways) are like second nature so that you can focus on the hard part (solving the problems).

    • Spring 2015
    • Marvin Makinen
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    May 19, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this course because of the professor, Dr. Marvin Makinen. He is very thorough in his approve to Biochemistry, is obviously deeply committed to the field, is helpful, and efficiently links it to Chemistry, Organic chemistry, and Biology, an action I believe is very helpful in aiding students' understanding in the course. This course is a great preparation for what is to come in medical school or any grad/professional school in the health field.

    Course highlights:

    I learned the foundations of Biochemistry and how it is used in everyday medical application, from pharmaceutical endeavors and beyond. Highlights of the course were the use of computer programs to map structures of amino acids, etc. and the seamless instruction provided by Dr. Makinen.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to office hours whenever available and collaborate with students for study as much as possible.

    • Spring 2011
    • Marvin Makinen
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours

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