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Chem110L You will perform ten experiments in this laboratory and complete several computer assignments. Because of the large number of students and limited resources, students will work in pairs or small groups to perform the experiment. One experiment, ‘Identification of milk sugar and grape sugar using thin layer chromatography (TLC)’ will be performed independently.Chem 110L Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of California, Santa Barbara Fall 2005 Syllabus and general course information for Chem110L, INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY Lecturer: Kalju Kahn [email protected] Phone: x6157 Office: PSB-N 1511 Office hours: Monday 2:00–3:00 PM and by appointment. Teaching assistants: Section 1 (TR 2-5:50): Anh Vu [email protected] Office hours: Wed 9:50-10:50, PSB-N 1005C Phone: N/A Section 2 (TR 6-9:50): Joanna Deek [email protected] Office hours: Mon 8:30-9:30, PSB-N 1005C Phone: N/A Section 3 (WF 2-5:50): Richard Chapleau [email protected] Office hours: Fri 10-11 AM, PSB-N 4650 Phone: x4930 Section 4: (MW 6-9:50): Ke Gong [email protected] Office hours: Wed 10-11 AM, PSB-N 4650 Phone: x4930 Lecture time Monday 10:00–10:50 Bren Hall 1414 Lab session times Lab section 1: Tue 2:00-5:50; Thu 2:00-5:50; Lab section 2: Tue 6:00-9:50; Thu 6:00-9:50; Lab section 3: Wed 2:00-5:50; Fri 2:00-5:50; Lab section 4: Mon 6:00-9:50; Wed 6:00-9:50; Lab sections are in PSB-N 2619 unless otherwise noted Course website: http://www.chem.ucsb.edu/~kalju/chem110LCourse Goals The purpose of Chem 110L is to get hands-on experience with modern methods of separation, identification, and study of biomolecules and macromolecular structures. It will strengthen your understanding of material taught in Chem 142A (Biochemistry lecture). In Chem 110L, you will do experiments with biomolecules such as nucleic acids, proteins, sugars, and lipids. The 1-hour lecture series focuses on instrumental techniques and explains the methods used in the following lab. Some lectures or demonstrations may be given by special guest lecturers who are experts in their field. General Information and Expectations from Students Chem 110L is a laboratory course where the main portion of your grade is earned by performing experiments, documenting your work in your lab notebook, and answering questions presented with the experimental handout. There is a quiz at the beginning of each experiment and there is one final exam at the end of the course. Attendance in lectures and taking good lecture notes is expected. Supplementing the lecture notes with study notes based on the information available in the experiment manual, your Chem142 textbook, or resources on the internet is a good way to improve your chances to be successful in this course. Attendance in all laboratory sessions is mandatory. Please contact your instructor, your TA, and your lab partner at least one week ahead of time if you have to miss a class. For unexpected misses, you must provide a verifiable documentation stating that you “could not take the class”. There are two make-up days to repeat missed or unsuccessful experiments toward the end of the quarter. Honesty and academic integrity must be always preserved. While working with your partner(s) is encouraged in the laboratory, you must write your notebook up independently. You may discuss the discussion questions with other students in the class but make sure that your answers are original. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in a warning with deduction of 50% of points on the first instance, and with score zero on the experiment on any following instance. No supplemental material should be used during quizzes and the final exam. No student shall give, sell, or otherwise distribute to others or publish any electronically available course materials or recordings made during any course presentation without the written consent of the instructor. Chem 110L is a relatively new course. Because most of the experiments were recently developed by your instructor here at UCSB, you do not have to purchase a lab manual for this course. Individual experiments can be downloaded from the course website: http://www.chem.ucsb.edu/~kalju/chem110L. Two books may be helpful in understanding the course materials. I have placed a book “Experiments in Biochemistry: A Hands-on Approach” by Farrell and Ranallo in the library reserve. Students who plan to take the whole biochemistry series may want to purchase “Biochemistry Laboratory : Modern Theory and Techniques” by Rodney Boyer. As with any laboratory course, standard lab fee is collected from students who stay beyond the standard drop deadline. The drop deadline is Oct 19th at 4 PM. If you are a student with a disability and would like to discuss special academic accommodations, please contact me during my office hours.Safety Even though we have had an excellent safety record in our biochemistry laboratory, the teaching laboratory can be a dangerous place. A few hazards that are present include hot water or hot surfaces, toxic or corrosive chemicals (ethidium bromide, acrylamide, trichloroacetic acid etc), electricity, ultraviolet light, operating centrifuges, and broken glass. The general advice to safety is: know what you are doing by preparing for lab. Each experiment in the manual outlines most serious hazards that are present while performing the experiment and discusses ways to prevent accidents. Be sure to read these carefully and ask your TA or the instructor if you have any questions. Students have a right to view Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for chemicals used in the class. These can be accessed from http://ehs.ucsb.edu. Your TA will remind you of the potential hazards before each class. You must follow basic safety rules1 to ensure safety for yourself and fellow students during the class. 1) Always wear some sort of protective eyewear. You must wear either lab goggles that protect from the sides as well as from the front or a face shield. You can purchase lab goggles during the first weeks of the class from the department. There are two face shields in the laboratory. If you are wearing normal glasses, wear goggles over them as normal glasses do not provide side-protection. You may wear contact lenses along with lab goggles. Protective eyewear is not required in the computer


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