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BIOC 3560 - Structure and Function in Biochemistry F,W (3-0) [0.50]

This course develops the understanding of biochemical processes, by examining the enzymatic molecular mechanisms underlying specific cellular and physiological systems. Examples may include oxygen binding/transport and the evolution of globin genes/proteins; regulation of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism; proteins that change shape, including enzymes, membrane proteins, and prion proteins, blood clotting; neurotransmission.


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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : April 25, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Dr. Graether

Comment :
Really interesting class!! there is lots of material but the exams are very fair. The proff is very helpful and willing to help!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : April 24, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Graether

Comment :
I didn't enjoy this course. The prof seriously needs to invest in a new laser pointer. Spent every lecture trying to find where he was pointing and would miss the discussion on that topic. I thought that the slides were hard to follow, disorganized. Many others enjoyed the class though, so don't be too discouraged.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : December 18, 2011

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : mangroo, graether

Comment :
Great course. Material is very easy to understand and is presented in a clear manner. Lots of memorizing of cycles, which seems scary at first but its really not. Midterm was fair and the final was even easier. Get the textbook, they use figures from lecture straight from it and it helps a lot.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : December 12, 2011

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Mangroo/Graether

Comment :
Much more interesting than second year biochem. The material has more practical applications and relevance in other courses. Both profs are good teachers and they post their notes online. I would recommend going to class as there is a lot discussed there that is not in the notes and Graether draws a lot of diagrams that simplify much of the material. The midterm was tough and the final was fair though you need to study for both.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : June 2, 2011

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All you need is the lecture and supplementary notes..and you will do pretty well if you keep up both profs are pretty awesome...I love profs who reply to emails with any questions so you don't have to waste time going to their office.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : April 20, 2011

Comment :
Boring. But good profs
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 25, 2011

Comment :
Coppolino kicks ass and was probably one of, if not, the best prof I have ever had both in terms of his lecture and the notes/resources he provided for us. His midterm was very fair, if you know your stuff you did well, if you slacked off it showed. Second part gets much harder and complex but also less interesting. If you enjoyed and did well in second year BIOC expect the same for this course.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 23, 2011

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First half is great- super easy and Coppolino is amazing. He writes really fair exams and wants everyone to do well. Second half... well shit hit the fan for me. Study every single tiny pathway they give you and every little enzyme. Second half is really boring and much more like 2nd year biochem. Overall though, much better than 2nd year
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 21, 2011

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Tests are very fair, if you study you will do well. First half was interesting and fun (could be because Coppolino was an amazing teacher). Second half contained much more dry material, quite boring.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 11, 2011

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Great Course! Even though the material did come to a large amount of complexity by the end, the professors were great and the slides were well done. Also the exams and midterms were very fairly written. I recommend going to the lectures though, because the slides do leave out some details that make the notes must easier to understand. The professors give lots of resources (specific readings, problems sets and old midterms)
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 12, 2011

Comment :
Way easier than second year biochem.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 9, 2011

Comment :
First part of the class was interesting (mostly had to do with haemoglobin structure and function), and the lecture slides were all posted online so you didn't have to go to class. The second part of the class was extremely boring and you have to memorize all of the enzymes and intermediates of many metabolic pathways. However, if you're good at memorizing and enjoy biochemistry it's not hard to do well. One midterm, one exam, both were fairly easy.
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