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Detailed course information, for Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology. Online course syllabi available to the PSU community by semester.


BIOCHEMISTRY, MICROBIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (BMMB)

 

BMMB 501 Core Concepts in Biomolecular Science (5) Introduction to broaden one's understanding of biochemical and biophysical principles and the basic aspects of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell biology. Effective: Summer 2007 Prerequisite: Graduate standing

BMMB 507 Seminar in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology (2 per semester/maximum of 4) No description. Effective: Fall 2013

BMMB 509 Ethics in Biomedical Science (1) Discussion of ethical issues relevant to scientific research in the biomedical sciences. Effective: Summer 1995

BMMB 510 Current Literature in Molecular Biology (1) Discussion and analysis of recent scientific papers that form the core of current literature in molecular biology and related disciplines. Effective: Spring 1996

BMMB 511 (IBIOS 511, VB SC 511) Molecular Immunology (2) The study of molecular and biochemical events that influence immune responses and define current questions in immunology. Effective: Spring 2008 Prerequisite: B M B 400, MICRB 410

BMMB 515 (VB SC 515) Macrophage Biology (2) The role of macrophages at the interface between innate and adaptive immunity.
Effective: Spring 2008 Prerequisite: B M B 400, B M B 432, MICRB 410

BMMB 518 (VB SC 518) T Cell Recognition and Development (2) An in-depth analysis of the mechanisms of T cell recognition, activation and development, and the acquired immune response. Effective: Spring 2008 Prerequisite: B M B 400, B M B 432, MICRB 410

BMMB 521 Microbial Biology I (4) Survey of cutting-edge aspects of microbial ecology, phylogenetics, physiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis and genomics. Effective: Summer 2013 Prerequisite: B M B 401 or B M B 442

BMMB 525 (CHEM 525) Analytical Separations (3) Fundamentals and applications of modern chromatographic separations. Effective: Spring 2013

BMMB 531 Biomolecular Strucutre (2) Crystal strcuture determination and analysis of protein and nucleuic acid three-dimensional structures.
Effective: Fall 2013 Prerequisite: B M B 401

BMMB 533 Protein Evolution (2) Consequences of evolution of protein-coding sequences: structures and functions. Effective: Summer 2013 Prerequisite: B M B 465

BMMB 538 (CHEM 538) Spectroscopic Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry (3) Foundations in spectroscopic methods employed for the determination of the geometric and electronic structure of transition metal clusters in nature. Effective: Spring 2013

BMMB 539 (CHEM 539) Biochemical Reaction Mechanisms (3) Mechanisms of the most important biochemical reactions, with emphasis on enzyme catalysis.
Effective: Spring 2013 Prerequisite: CHEM 476 or B M B 401

BMMB 541 Molecular Biology of Animal Development (3) The course emphasizes comparative molecular genetic analyses of developmental gene networks using vertebrate and Drosophila model systems. Effective: Summer 2007

BMMB 542 Eukaryotic Cell Biology (3) This course covers current areas of cell biology research, focusing on processes affecting the cell as a whole. Effective: Summer 2013

BMMB 551 (IBIOS 551) Genomics (3) Structure and function of genomes including use of some current web-based tools and resources for studies and research in genomics.
Effective: Summer 2007

BMMB 572 (CHEM 572) Nucleic Acids Chemistry (3) Biophysical and biochemical approaches for studying structure-function relationships in nucleic acids. Effective: Spring 2013 Prerequisite: CHEM 212, CHEM 450

BMMB 573 (CHEM 573) NMR Spectroscopy for Synthetic and Biological Chemistry (3) Nuclear magnetic resonance approaches for characterizing the structure and dynamics of synthetic compounds, natural products, and biological macromolecules. Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 452

BMMB 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers. Effective: Spring 1996

BMMB 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term. Effective: Spring 1996

BMMB 597C Computers in Molecular Biology (3) Apply maximum likelihood methods for data analysis and model testing on molecular biology, biochemistry and structural biology.
Effective: Fall 2013 Ending: Fall 2013

BMMB 597D Bioinformatics: Analyzing High Throughput Sequencing Data (2) Introduce life scientists to level appropriate data analysis techniques via computers.
Effective: Fall 2013 Ending: Fall 2013

BMMB 598 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term. Effective: Summer 2001

BMMB 598B Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature (1) This course will provide experience in critical analysis of papers from the Biochemistry/Molecular Biology literature.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014 Future: Spring 2014

BMMB 598F Algorithms and Data Structures in Bioinformatics (3) Suffix trees, hideen Markov models, de Bruijn graphs, breakpoint graphs, the Burrows-Wheeler transform, network flow, clustering. Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014 Future: Spring 2014

BMMB 598K Advanced Gene Expression (3) Course intended to bring students up to the leading edge of research in gene regulation. Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014 Future: Spring 2014

BMMB 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description. Effective: Spring 1996

BMMB 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description. Effective: Spring 1996

BMMB 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Teaching of biochemistry undergraduate laboratory and recitation classes under faculty supervision. Effective: Spring 1996

BMMB 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description. Effective: Spring 1996

BMMB 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description. Effective: Spring 1996