Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2021Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HJ265000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 生体高分子化学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Biopolymer Chemistry
タテ シンイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Tues1-2,Fri1-2:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Use of handouts and blackboard with PC projector in needs.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students Bachelor students in the third grade
Keywords protein structure, protein structure and function relationships, molecular recognition by protein, basics on the instrumental approaches used for protein chemistry,Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
This lecture is situated on the basics of organic chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and analytical chemistry.  
Criterion referenced
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Understanding and learning advanced expertise in several chemical and interdisciplinary areas. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The students are expected to gain the basics of the protein structure and function relationships with the instrumental approaches essential for achieving the protein science. They should get familiar how to use the basic chemistry knowledge to tackle with proteins as highly complicated macro-molecules.  
Class Schedule lesson1: Protein structure and function relationship
lesson2: Basics of protein structure 1 - characteristics of each amino acid, primary and secondary structures
lesson3: Basics of protein structure 2 - tertiary and quaternary structures
lesson4: Thermodynamics of protein structure 1 - chemical bonds to form protein structure
lesson5: Thermodynamics of protein structure 2 - structural stability of protein
lesson6: Protein structure and function relationships - enzyme functions
lesson7: Protein structure analysis - protein molecular weight analysis(1)
lesson8: Protein structure analysis - protein molecular weight analysis(2)
lesson9: Protein structure analysis - surface charge characterization
lesson10: Protein spectroscopy - basics of the interactions between light and molecules
lesson11: Protein spectroscopy - fluorescence spectroscopy
lesson12: Protein spectroscopy - fluorescence energy transfer, CD
lesson13: Protein spectroscopy - SPR, NMR
lesson14: Light microscopy on the cells - fluorescence microscopy  
lesson15: Cell structure - electron microscopy

Problems will be given prior to the winter holidays.
Examination will be held at the end of the course to see your what you learned in this course. 
The originally written handouts will be used as a textbook.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Primarily, blackboard is used in the lectures, whilst PC projector in needs.  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
All the contents in the lecture are found in the handout textbook. I ask the students for learning the basics of protein chemistry, with understanding the essentials for a set of the instruments commonly used in protein research.  
Grading Method Considering the achievement of the report to solve the problems, and the rate of the final examination of the lecture.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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