CHEM 560

Bioinorganic chemistry

Instructor: Robin Hicks

Content: This module will provide an introduction to the field of bio-inorganic chemistry. Basic role of inorganic elements in structures and functions of living systems will be discussed. The main foci will be metal-based enzymes - their structures and catalytic functions, and the role of synthetic inorganic complexes as structural and functional models for metalloenzymes.

Delivery: 8-10 1-hour lectures (or equivalent 90 minute lectures). Exact timing will be by consultation with students who have signed up for this module.

Assessment: A 1-hour written examination, in-class.