Congratulations - You’re a Biochemistry student at the UofL! Now what?
As a Biochemistry student, you will gain hands-on experience with the latest tools and technology used in Chemistry, Physics and the Biological Sciences, such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and advanced biophysics. You will also develop molecular techniques like DNA sequencing, gene cloning and enzymology.
Additionally, you will have access to state-of-the-art science and research facilities. These facilities support the research interests of our award-winning Faculty—your instructors—as they investigate diverse areas such as cancer research, toxicology, crystallography, bioinformatics and molecular modeling, as well as applied research in medicine, disease research and food development.
First you need to decide what courses to take and make sure they are offered when you need to take them. You may find you need some help with this process and we are here to answer your questions and provide support as you complete your degree.
The Department of Chemistry & Bichemistry is located in University Hall, 8th floor in the E section and the Department office is E866, so please stop by.
Another valuable resourse is our Program Planning Guides, guidelines for determining what courses you need to take and when. Please download them below. For additional advice visit our department office at E866 or A&S Advising in SU060.
Some courses can be taken out of sequence, many cannot. For advice visit our department office at E866 or A&S Advising in SU060.
Students have opportunities available including:
A list of all our department members and their research is available here.
Organic Chemistry I
NOTE: Partially reserved. NOTE: Students MUST register for the SEC and one LAB. NOTE: Some familiarity with calculus and physics is recommended. NOTE: Course designation: Science. PREREQUISITE(S): Chemistry 2000 RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND: Mathematics 2560 AND Physics 1000 SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR: Chemistry 2120; Chemistry 2100 (prior to 2007/2008)
Click on the text for a PDF of the course outline or contact the professor for more information about the course. Some courses are scheduled to be taught in the next calendar year. This is indicated by the semester and year in brackets after the professor's name.
Biochemistry of Antibiotic Activity
Contemporary Methods in Biochemistry - Drs. Kothe, Mosimann, Wieden
Enzyme Structure and Mechanism – Dr. Ute Kothe
Nanomachines in Biochemistry - Dr. Ute Kothe RNA
Biochemistry Structural Biology and Bioinformatics
Advanced Computational Chemistry – Dr. Stacey Wetmore
Advanced Contemporary Chemistry - Dr. Peter Dibble
Advanced Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics – Dr. Marc Roussel
Advanced Organic Chemistry – Dr. Peter Dibble
Chemical Applications of Group Theory – Dr. Michael Gerken
Crystallography - Dr. René Boeré
Foundations of Chemical Kinetics - Dr. Marc Roussel
Fluorine Chemistry - Dr. Michael Gerken
Introduction to Molecular Modeling – Dr. Stacey Wetmore
Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry – Dr. Paul Hayes Medicinal Chemistry - Dr. Susan Lait
Modeling Biochemical Reaction Networks - Dr. Marc Roussel
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy – Dr. Paul Hazendonk
Principles of Electrochemistry and EPR Spectroscopy - Dr. René Boeré
Organometallic Chemistry – Dr. Paul Hayes
Statistical Mechanics – Dr. Marc Roussel
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