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    Biochemistry

    Michael Kanost, Head

    Professors Davis, Kanost, Muthukrishnan, Reeck, Roche, D. Takemoto, Tomich, and X. Wang; Associate Professors Krishnamoorthi, Prakash, A. Zolkiewska, and M. Zolkiewski; Assistant Professor Wei; Research Assistant Professor Iwamoto; Emeriti: Professors Burkhard, Koeppe, Kramer, Mitchell, Nordin, Parrish, and Ruliffson; Associate Professor Mueller.

    E-mail: biochem@ksu.edu
    www.ksu.edu/bchem

    Biochemistry seeks to understand the molecular events of life processes. It applies chemical and physical techniques to elucidate the structure and organization of molecules, particularly macromolecules that are responsible for the structural organization as well as operation and control of all cellular processes. The emerging knowledge has broad importance and consequences for all areas of the life sciences.

    The Department of Biochemistry offers work leading to bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees with majors in biochemistry. The B.A. degree provides a liberal education with sufficient emphasis on science for students who wish to prepare for certain professional schools. The B.S. degree prepares students for professional careers in biochemistry or entry into graduate biochemistry training programs.

    To graduate, a student must have a grade of C or better in all science and mathematics courses required for the degree, including transfer courses, as specified below. In addition, to graduate a student must have a 2.2 GPA in required science and mathematics courses taken at K-State.

    Bachelor of arts
    The requirements for the B.A. degree with a major in biochemistry include the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences plus the following:

    BIOCH 100Biochemistry Orientation1
    CHM 220/250Chemical Principles I and II10
    or
    CHM 210/230/371Chemistry I, II, and Chemical Analysis12
    CHM 531Organic Chemistry I3
    CHM 550Organic Chemistry II3
    CHM 532Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
    BIOCH 290Biochemistry Seminar2
    BIOCH 522General Biochemistry Laboratory2
    BIOCH 755Biochemistry I3
    BIOCH 765Biochemistry II3
    MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
    MATH 221Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
    PHYS 113General Physics I4
    PHYS 114General Physics II4
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    Biological science electives8
     
    These courses satisfy the mathematics and natural science requirements shown in the general requirements for the B.A. degree.

    Bachelor of science
    The requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in biochemistry include the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences plus the following:

    BIOCH 100Biochemistry Orientation1
    CHM 220/250Chemical Principles I and II10
    or
    CHM 210/230/371Chemistry I, II, and Chemical Analysis12
    CHM 531Organic Chemistry I3
    CHM 550Organic Chemistry II3
    CHM 532Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
    BIOCH 290Biochemistry Seminar2
    BIOCH 755Biochemistry I3
    BIOCH 756Biochemistry I Laboratory2
    BIOCH 765Biochemistry II3
     
    Upper-division biochemistry or chemistry electives*3
    MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
    MATH 221Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
    PHYS 113General Physics I4
    PHYS 114General Physics II4
    CHM 500General Physical Chemistry3
    BIOCH 590Physical Studies of Biomacromolecules3
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    Biological science electives8
    Biology, statistics, or computer science, analytical geometry and calculus III, or differential equations elective3-4
     

    These courses in this list satisfy the natural science and quantitative reasoning requirements shown in the general requirements for the B.S. degree.
     
    *Must include at least one credit hour of BIOCH 799 Problems in Biochemistry. Up to two credit hours of Advanced Biochemistry Laboratories (BIOCH 757, 758, 766, 767) can be applied towards this requirement.
     
    Transfer students
    Community college students who plan to transfer into either of the biochemistry curricula at the junior level should take the following science courses during their first two years of college:

    A year of freshman chemistry—lecture and laboratory A semester of analytical chemistry—lecture and laboratory A year of organic chemistry—lecture and laboratory A year of analytic geometry and calculus A year of biology—lecture and laboratory

    Completion of these science courses should allow students to go directly into biochemistry and advanced biology courses upon entry into a biochemistry curriculum.

    Concurrent B.S./M.S. program
    A combined B.S./M.S. program provides exceptional undergraduates an opportunity to obtain both a bachelor of science and a master of science in biochemistry in five years.

    For details of application procedures and the program of study toward the M.S. degree, see the online graduate catalog at www.ksu.edu/grad. Admission and retention in the program requires a 3.0 GPA. Students may apply after they have accumulated 45- 90 hours towards the B.S. degree. Students in the B.S./M.S. program are excused from BIOCH 590 because the M.S. program requires that they take the comparable graduate course BIOCH 790.

    Biochemistry courses
    BIOCH 100. Biochemistry Orientation. (1) I. Discussion of biochemistry as a discipline in the life sciences.

    BIOCH 101. Biochemistry Colloquium. (2) I, II. Offered by TELENET. Topics in biochemistry chosen to illustrate current research of scientists and methods chosen to study biological problems from a biochemical point of view. At each offering of this course a syllabus will be available giving the topics to be studied and the details of administration of the course. May be repeated once. Not open to biochemistry majors.

    University General Education courseBIOCH 110. Biochemistry and Society. (3) I, II. Biochemically oriented topics and news items related to environmental and medical aspects of daily living. Covers selected basic biochemical concepts with applications to humans: proteins as enzymes, energy from foods, biochemical communications and drug interactions, genes and heredity. Intended for nonscience majors.

    University General Education courseBIOCH 265. Introductory Organic and Biochemistry. (5) I, II. For students in human ecology, nursing, and other areas desiring an integrated organic and biochemistry course to provide an understanding of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and digestive and metabolic systems. Three hours lec. and six hours lab a week. Pr.: CHM 110.

    BIOCH 290. Biochemistry Seminar. (2) II. Lectures and discussions on basic topics in biochemistry. Pr.: BIOCH 100.

    University General Education courseBIOCH 399. Honors Seminar in Biochemistry. (3) II. Lecture, guided reading, and discussion of topics of general interest in biochemistry. Topics will vary depending on the interests and backgrounds of students enrolled. Pr.: Freshman Honors Seminar.

    BIOCH 499. Senior Honors Thesis. (2) I, II, S. Open only to seniors in the arts and sciences honors program. May be used by honors students to satisfy B.S. requirement for BIOCH 799. Pr.: BIOCH 755 or conc. enrollment.

    BIOCH 521. General Biochemistry. (3) I, II, S. A basic study of the chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Pr.: CHM 350.

    BIOCH 522. General Biochemistry Laboratory. (2) I, II, S. A one-semester laboratory course with experiments relating to carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and enzymes. Six hours lab a week. Pr.: CHM 351 and BIOCH 521 or conc. enrollment, or BIOCH 755 or conc. enrollment.

    BIOCH 590. Physical Studies of Biomacromolecules. (3) II. An overview of concepts and techniques of physical science used in studying the structure and function of biomacromolecules such as proteins and DNA. Applications include classical equilibrium thermodynamics and spectroscopic methods including mass spectrometry, circular dichroism (CD), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Pr.: CHM 500, MATH 221, and PHYS 114.

    BIOCH 599. Research Training in Biochemistry. (1-3) I, II, S. Provides laboratory experience for majors and nonmajors in research techniques contributing to ongoing biochemical research. May be repeated up to 8 hours. Pr.: *Background adequate for relevant techniques.

    Undergraduate and graduate credit
    BIOCH 755. Biochemistry I. (3) I. An introduction to physical methods, kinetics, and thermodynamics of biochemical reactions and bioenergetics, chemistry of proteins and amino acids, carbohydrate chemistry, and metabolism. BIOCH 755 and 765 are for students interested in a two-semester comprehensive coverage of biochemistry. For a one-semester course, enroll in BIOCH 521. Pr.: *Chemical analysis, one year of organic chemistry, differential and integral calculus.

    BIOCH 756. Biochemistry I Laboratory. (2) I. An intensive laboratory course to accompany BIOCH 755. BIOCH 756 and 766 are sequential courses for students interested in a two-semester comprehensive coverage of experiments in biochemistry. For a one-semester laboratory course, enroll in BIOCH 522. Six hours lab a week. Pr.: *BIOCH 755 or conc. enrollment.

    BIOCH 757. NMR Laboratory. (1) II. Basic methods and strategies of nuclear magnetic resonance used in the study of biological molecules. Principles and applications of simple one-dimensional and two-dimensional NMR experiments. Two three-hour laboratories per week. Meets second half of semester. Pr.: BIOCH 755.

    BIOCH 758. Protein Structure Laboratory. (1) II. Principles and uses of computational and experimental approaches for studying peptide and protein structure and dynamics: computer modeling and simulation techniques, fluorescence and circular dichroism spectroscopies, microcalorimetry, and analytical ultracentrifugation. Two three-hour laboratories per week. Meets first half of semester. Pr.: BIOCH 755.

    BIOCH 765. Biochemistry II. (3) II. Continuation of BIOCH 755; lipid chemistry and metabolism, amino acid metabolism, nutrition, nucleic acid chemistry and metabolism, integration of biochemical pathways and metabolic control mechanisms. Pr.: *BIOCH 755.

    BIOCH 766. Recombinant DNA Laboratory I. (1) II. Biochemical manipulation of nucleic acids. Isolation and restriction enzyme characterization of plasmid DNA, ligation of DNA fragments to vector DNA, polymerase chain reaction, Southern blot analysis, DNA sequencing and analysis. Two three-hour labs per week. Meets first half of semester. Pr.: BIOCH 522.

    BIOCH 767. Recombinant DNA Laboratory II. (1) II. Approaches to study RNA and proteins using recombinant DNA techniques. RNA extraction and affinity isolation of mRNA, Northern blot analysis, cDNA library construction and screening, bacterial or eukaryotic expression systems, purification and characterization of recombinant proteins, site-directed mutagenesis. Two three-hour labs per week. Meets second half of semester. Pr.: BIOCH 522.

    BIOCH 790. Physical Biochemistry. (3) I. A survey of biophysical methods most frequently encountered in biochemistry and related disciplines. Emphasizes principles underlying methods used in determining the molecular weight and shape of biopolymers and techniques used in detecting conformational changes in nucleic acids, proteins, and polysaccharides. Pr.: MATH 221 and BIOCH 765.

    BIOCH 799. Problems in Biochemistry. (Var.) I, II, S. Problem may include laboratory or library work in various phases of biochemistry, agricultural chemistry, or nutrition. Pr.: *Background adequate for problem undertaken.

    *Nonmajors lacking these prerequisites should obtain consent of instructor before enrollment.

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