PLBIO 3800

PLBIO 3800

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Covers strategies and methodologies in chemotaxonomy, chemical ecology, and ethnobotany, as they are used in chemical prospecting for new pharmaceuticals. Discusses the biosynthesis and distribution of plant secondary metabolites, the use of techniques in isolation and structure elucidation of natural products, and biological assays in the discovery of chemicals with pharmacological activity.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses and organic chemistry course or permission of instructor.

  • To develop an understanding of the dynamic behind the discovery of lead chemicals in the development of a drug, the distribution of natural products with pharmacological potential, modes of action and mechanisms of disease that permit to propose therapies for their treatment.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4820 PLBIO 3800   LEC 001