Fulbright 2000
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Eric C. Niederhoffer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Rm 211 Neckers, 453-6467, eniederhoffer@siumed.edu
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GENERAL INFORMATION:

Fulbright 2000 is the home page for two courses offered during Fall 2000 at Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Peru.

Molecular Aspects of Metalloproteins (pdf file) (reading list)

A summary of MAM course lessons is available as a pdf file (23K).

and

Role of Metal Ions in Microbial Gene Regulation (pdf file) (reading list)

A summary of RMIMGR course lessons is available as a pdf file (18K).

These offerings are intended for students and faculty with interest in the importance of metal ions in biological systems.

Photographs of my Fulbright experience are now available.


RESOURCES:

Appropriate materials will be distributed during class (or placed in the library) and will be based on a combination of textbooks and current literature (see corresponding reading lists for individual courses).

I would like to acknowledge the generous financial support of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., as arranged by Jane Doub, for contributing copies of the following textbooks to the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Peru:

The KEGG graphical pathway maps may be useful in reviewing various metabolic pathways.

"Chime Square" may be used to examine aspects of metalloprotein structure and function.


GRADING POLICY:

Your performance in each course will be based on two section examinations. Each examination will consist of a combination of short-answer, multiple-choice, and problem-solving questions. Examinations will be scheduled at mid-course and at the end of each course.

As a general policy, there will be no make-up examinations. Demonstrate your responsibility by attending lectures, discussions, and examinations.


COURSE OUTLINES:

Molecular Aspects of Metalloproteins (course home page) (pdf file)

A brief listing of tentative course topics appears below. Visit the course home page for more detailed information. A printable pdf file containing this information is available.

General chemistry of metal ions
Protein biochemistry
Enzyme kinetics
Electron transfer reactions
Dioxygen binding and transport
Oxidative stress responses
Mitochondrial electron transport
Nitrogen fixation

A summary of MAM course lessons is available as a pdf file (23K).


Role of Metal Ions in Microbial Gene Regulation (course home page) (pdf file)

A brief listing of tentative course topics appears below. Visit the course home page for more detailed information. A printable pdf file containing this information is available.

Biology and chemistry of metal ions
Gene regulation
Metal ion uptake
Heavy metal ion resistance
Toxin production
Oxidative stress
pH stress

A summary of RMIMGR course lessons is available as a pdf file (18K).

 

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Resources


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eniederhoffer@siumed.edu