Course Spotlight: CHEM 5240 – Intro to Protein Modeling

Offered in Spring 2020.
MWF 1:50 – 2:45pm
Dr. Richard Spinney

Students will have an opportunity to explore the theories and methods of molecular modeling and computational chemistry in CHEM 5240: Introduction to Protein Modeling.

The course allows students to get hands-on experience with computational chemistry software, using molecular mechanics, and modeling dynamic systems (molecular dynamics) as applied to large biological molecules such as proteins. The course focuses on the application of modern modeling techniques, rather than the mathematical formulation, used to solve current problems in biochemistry and pharmacology. The course runs like a workshop with extensive computer time using modern protein modeling software.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHEM 2520 (Organic Chemistry II)

Course Spotlight: CHEM 5520 – Nanochemistry

Offered in Spring 2020.
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:35am – 10:55am
Dr. Josh Goldberger

Nanoscale materials are materials with nm size dimensions, with properties that exist in the border between molecules and solids. Due to the unique properties that emerge in this regime, these materials have already impacted numerous industries including electronics, energy generation and storage, and medicine. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to nanoscale materials, their synthesis, their unique properties, and applications.

Prerequisites: Students should have completed General Chemistry II (Chem 1220, 1620, 1920H) and will need instructor permission.

Course Spotlight: CHEM 5430 – Carbohydrate Chemistry

Offered in Spring 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:35am – 10:55am
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Callam
Prereqs: CHEM 2520 or 2620 or 2920

The main objective of CHEM 5430 is for students to gain a better understanding of glycol-science. Students will develop a working knowledge of the synthesis, conformation, and biological importance of carbohydrates and oligosaccharides, including nomenclature, protecting groups, glycoside synthesis, biosynthesis and biology, and NMR methods.

This course is designed to help develop scientific problem solving skills and application of organic and biochemistry to new situations.

Click here to learn more.

Summer 2017 Science Courses and Research Opportunities now being Offered at Ohio State’s Stone Lab!

If you’re thinking about taking science classes this coming summer, consider applying to Stone Lab!

For over 90 years, Stone Lab has served as a fieldstation for Ohio State, allowing thousands to study frestone-lab-image-1shwater biology on Gibraltar Island on Lake Erie. Researchers from all over the Midwest have worked here to understand issues facing the Great Lakes, especially invasive species and toxic algal blooms.

You can become a part of this important team, too! Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses in the fields of biology, geology, and natural resources, in addition to several conferences and educational programs for anyone with an interest in science. These courses range in duration from one day to five weeks. Click here to start your application for summer courses.

Moreover, Stone Lab also features individual research opportunities and tours of the facilities. Click here for more information regarding scholarships for Stone Lab research programs for undergraduates if this is more closely aligned with your interests.

For more information about all that Stone Lab has to offer, click here. You can also subscribe to Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Lab’s monthly email newsletter.

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Course Spotlight: Cheminformatics

New Chemistry course in Spring 2017!

cheminformaticsCheminformatics is the study of using computers and informational techniques to solve problems in chemistry. The world of big data is here, and the focus this particular cheminformatics course has taken deals with providing students an understanding of the nature of digital chemical data, and how to connect the workflow of professionals requiring chemical data in their jobs to the infrastructure of online chemical data repositories.

When: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday  10:20 – 11:15 AM

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHEM 2510 (Organic Chemistry I).

Students registering for this course will enroll in CHEM 4194.

Course Spotlight: Introduction to Protein Modeling

New Chemistry course in Spring 2017!

protein-modelingFor the first time this spring, students will have an opportunity to explore the theories and methods of molecular modeling and computational chemistry in a new course. CHEM 5194*: Introduction to Protein Modeling allows students to get hands-on experience with computational chemistry software, molecular mechanics, and modeling dynamic systems (molecular dynamics).

When: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday  1:50 – 2:45 PM

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHEM 2520 (Organic Chemistry II)

Course Spotlight: Learn to Dance!

LaBlast® Fitness Foundations

In a break from our usual programming, take a look at this fun new Fitness Course for Fall 2016!

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Fitness classes help relieve stress and keep you healthy.

LaBlast fitness is a partner-free dance fitness class .  There are an assortment of dance styles you will have the opportunity to learn:

  • Cha Cha
  • Disco
  • Salsa
  • Samba
  • Jive
  • Paso Doble
  • Merengue
  • Hustle

You do not need any experience in dancing to be able to get fit while having fun in this class.  Dancing is a great cardio-vascular exercise to improve your heart health and endurance, and it increases your mood. Physical activity is also shown to sharpen your mind and improve energy levels…perfect to pair with those late night studying sessions!

Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

The class is listed under KNSFHP 1139.07 class #35258

For more information, see OSU Fall Course Flyer – SFHP