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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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CHEM 4330 - Drug Discovery

This course will examine how bioinformatics, functional genomics and other modern biotechnologies are used to speed the discovery of new drugs, especially those small organic molecules to treat human diseases with large unmet therapeutic need. Special emphasis will be placed on molecular target identification and validation as well as high-throughput screening to identify a lead. Topics to be discussed will include transgenic mice, RNA interference, DNA and protein microarrays, homogenous time-resolved fluorescence bioassays, phage-display, combinatorial chemistry and parallel synthesis. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and CHEM 6330.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: CHEM 2260 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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