Classes

BioE 103: Engineering Molecules 2

Instructor: Prof. Teresa Head-Gordon

Thermodynamic and kinetic concepts applied to understanding the chemistry and structure of biomolecules and their features. Topics include entropy, bioenergetics, free energy, chemical potential, reaction kinetics, enzyme kinetics, diffusion and transport, non-equilibrium systems, and their connections to the cellular environment.

Taught: Fall 2016

Chemistry 1A: General Chemistry

Instructor: Prof. Teresa Head-Gordon

Stoichiometry of chemical chemical reactions, quantum mechanical description of atoms, the elements and periodic table, chemical bonding, real and ideal gases, thermochemistry, introduction to thermodynamics and equilibrium, acid-base and solubility equilibria, introduction to oxidation-reduction reactions, introduction to chemical kinetics.

Taught: Fall 2015, 2016

Chemistry C130: Biophysical Chemistry: Physical Principles and the Molecules of Life

Instructor: Prof. Teresa Head-Gordon, Prof. Jamie Cate, Prof. Bryan Krantz

Thermodynamic and kinetic concepts applied to understanding the chemistry and structure of biomolecules (proteins, DNA, and RNA). Molecular distributions, reaction kinetics, enzyme kinetics. Bioenergetics, energy transduction, and motor proteins. Electrochemical potential, membranes, and ion channels.

Course materials available on bspace.berkeley.edu for enrolled students and guests.

Taught: Spring 2013, 2014, 2015

Bioengineering 143/243: Computational Methods in Biology

Instructor: Prof. Teresa Head-Gordon

An introduction to biophysical simulation methods and algorithms, including molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, mathematical optimization, and “non-algorithmic” computation such as neural networks. Various case studies in applying these areas in the areas of protein folding, protein structure prediction, drug docking, and enzymatics will be covered.

Course materials available on bspace.berkeley.edu for enrolled students and guests.

Taught: Fall 2009, 2010, 2011; Spring 2008, 2009 (co-taught with Prof. Berend Smit)

Bioengineering 100: Ethics in Science and Engineering

Instructor: Prof. Teresa Head-Gordon

The goal of this semester course is to present the issues of professional conduct in the practice of engineering, research, publication, public and private disclosures, and in managing professional and financial conflicts. The method is through historical didactic presentations, case studies, presentations of methods for problem solving in ethical matters, and classroom debates on contemporary bioethical issues.

Course materials available on bspace.berkeley.edu for enrolled students and guests.

Taught: Fall 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014; Spring 2010, 2011, 2012