This is a two-part course with the first half consisting of an introduction to bioanalytical chemistry and the second half consisting of environmental analytical chemistry. The bioanalytical component will focus on methods used to analyze biomolecules and the analytical methods that exploit the molecular recognition properties of biomolecules. Topics may include antibodies, immunoassays, surface plasmon resonance, biosensors, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, microscopy and imaging. The environmental component will cover methods and strategies used to measure trace levels of contaminants in complex environmental matrices, including air, water, soil, and biota. Topics may include sample handling and quality control, sample preparation and matrix effects, modern analytical instrumentation, measurement of reactive species, and online analysis techniques. Prerequisites: BIOCH 200 and CHEM 313 or BIOCH 200, CHEM 213 and a 300-level Chemistry course.
Six week course with topics that may include antibodies, immunoassays, surface plasmon resonance, biosensors, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, microscopy and imaging. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 419.