Chemistry / Chemical Biology: Fourth Year Courses

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Chembio 4OB3: Medicinal Chemistry – Drug Design and Development

Topics will include lead compound discovery strategies; high-throughput screening and ‘in silico’ screening; exploration of structure-activity relationships; drug targets and molecular mechanisms of drug action; strategies for drug optimization. [3 units]

Chem 4OB3: Polymers and Organic Materials

Fundamentals of polymer structure, and the structure-property relationships that enable polymer applications in a wide array of products. Both traditional and modern polymerization methods are covered, with an emphasis on methods enabling the formation of advanced polymer architectures. [3 units]

Chembio 4OA3: Natural Products

A description of basic building blocks and reaction mechanisms involved in the biosynthesis of naturally occurring compounds. [3 units]