Structural Biology and Biophysics

structural biology and biophysics

WHAT IS STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY AND BIOPHYSICS (BPHYS)?

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An area of study that employs principles and techniques of Chemistry and Physics to investigate the three-dimensional structure and function of biological macromolecules in a living organism. Students of BPHYS use the principles of physics to understand living organisms. They look at how the mechanisms and processes of life work. Subjects of study include membrane biology, muscle function, the flow of energy in the body, physics, and chemistry.

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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

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HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:

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MATH 1131Q - Calculus 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: Q Course)

CHEM 1127Q - General Chemistry (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)

MCB 3010 - Biochemistry (Major Requirement)

 

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