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Course Offerings 2016/2017

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Graduate Chemistry Course Listing

Graduate Chemistry Course Regulations

Note that Guelph students register under the first number for each course (4 digits) while Waterloo students register with the second number listed (3 digits) where applicable.

Inor = Inorganic  Anl = Analytical  Bio = Biochemistry  Org = Organic  PhT = Physical/Theoretical  Poly = Polymer  GRes = General Research

Gue = Offered in Guelph  Wat = Offered in Waterloo
W/G = Offered in both Guelph and Waterloo  --- = Not Offered
ML = MainLink (EIT-2053/MACN-101) ml = minilink (C2-278/MACN-203)

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University of Guelph M.Sc. and PhD. Thesis Timelines and Procedures

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GWC2 Winter 2017 Classes Begin the week of 3 January 2017 see the course name link for specific dates

Area Course Name (click name for description)   S17 F17

Inor Chem 7100/710 Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis   --- ml
To be provided

F17 - ml - Schlaf, M 7:00-9:20pm
Inor Chem 7120/712 X-Ray Crystallography   --- ml
To be provided

F17 - ml - Soldatov, T 7:00-9:20pm
Anl Chem 7200/720 Advanced Bioanalytical Chemistry  (Outline)   ml ---
Optical methods for matrix characterization (assays for total protein, DNA, RNA, carbohydrate, fatty acids). Introduction to enzymes: classification, nomenclature, specific activity. Review of enzyme kinetics (Michaelis-Menten and pseudo-Michaelis Menten kinetics, conditions for the assay of enzymes, substrates, activators and inhibitors). Enzyme assays, including high-throughput screening (HTS) methods. Immobilization of enzymes: methods including adsorption, entrapment, crosslinking, covalent immobilization and encapsulation; effect of immobilization on kinetics, pH dependence and stability. Immobilized enzyme reactor (IMER) configurations and applications, including lab-on-a-chip devices. Introduction to antibodies: structure, types of natural immunoglobulins, monoclonal and engineered antibodies, characterization of antibody-antigen binding reactions. Immunoassays based on secondary Ab:Ag reactions (including blood typing and other agglutination tests, precipitin tests, single radial immunodiffusion). Quantitative immunoassays based on labels: classification as heterogeneous or homogeneous, label types including radiolabels, fluorophores, enzymes, luminescent and others. Nucleic acid assays and arrays based on immunoassay principles. Biosensors: integration of recognition agents with measurement devices; characterization methods; examples of devices for in vitro and in vivo measurements. Separation methods: zone electrophoresis and isoelectric focussing on gels and in capillaries, immunoassays in capillaries; DNA sequencing; 2D electrophoresis; staining and activity-based detection of separated analytes; chromatographic methods for biomacromolecules including gel filtration and affinity methods; lab-on-a-chip devices incorporating separation and detection stages. Validation of bioanalytical methods and devices.

S17 - ml - Mikkelsen, M,Th 1:00-3:20pm Scheduled from 1 May to 12 June
Anl Chem 7270/727 Separations   --- ML
To be provided

F17 - ML - Pawliszyn, Th 7:00-9:20pm
Bio Chem 7310/731 Structure and Function of Nucleic Acids   --- ML
To be provided

F17 - ML - Dieckmann, TTh 1:00-2:20pm (held with an undergraduate course
Bio Chem 7310/731 The Polysaccharides   --- ML
To be provided

F17 - ML - Monteiro, W 7:00-9:20pm
Bio Chem 7370/737 Enzymes  (Outline)   ml ---
This graduate course will address the underlying principles of enzymatic catalysis (with examples) along with discussion of techniques that are applied to this area. This course focuses on the protein itself and how its structure contributes to catalysis. Subtopics will include protein dynamics, electrostatic potential, active-site geometry and transition state stabilization among other factors that contribute to enzyme catalysis and substrate selectivity. The chemical mechanism of example enzymes will also be discussed. A survey of the chemical reaction mechanisms that are involved for the six Enzyme Commission (EC) classes of enzymes as well as some of the techniques (kinetic isotope effects, PIX experiments, enzyme inhibitors, for example) used to aid in studying how a particular enzyme catalyzes a reaction will be presented. If time permits, applications of select enzymes may be discussed.

S17 - ml - Honek, WF 2:00-4:20pm Scheduled from 3 May to 16 June 2017
PhT Chem 7400/740 Computational Chemistry   --- Wat
To be provided

F17 - Wat - Nooijen, TBD TTh 1:00-2:20am (combined with undergraduate course)
PhT Chem 7500/750 Nanotechniques  (Outline)   ml ---
Introduction to basic principles of the common tools used for materials research and nanosciences; hands-on training of sample preparation, use and operation as well as data analysis involving common nanotool instrument systems, including light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and related techniques, X-ray diffraction, optical spectroscopy and/or electron spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy. This course is designed for junior students who have had minimal experience in the techniques covered in the syllabus.

S17 - ml - Leung, W 10:30am-12:20pm and W 01:30-05:20pm C2 081 Waterloo Scheduled from 3 May to 14 June 2017
PhT Chem 7500/750 Bioelectronics   --- ml
To be provided

F17 - ml - Tang, Th 7:00-9:20pm
PhT Chem 7500/ Nano 701A & 702A Nanoscale Surfaces/Interfaces and Spectro-microscopy,   --- ml
To be provided

F17 - ml - Radovanovic, W 7:00-9:20pm
Org Chem 7600/760 Advanced Carbohydrate Chemistry   --- Gue
To be provided.

F17 - Gue - Auzzaneau, MWF 8:30-9:20am (held with an undergraduate course
Org Chem 7600/760 Synthetic Methods in Organic and Organometallic Chemistry   --- ML
To be provided.

F17 - ML - Fillion, T 7:00-9:20pm
Poly Chem 7700/770 Principles of Polymer Science   --- Wat
To be provided.

F17 - Wat - Gauthier, TBD TTh 8:30-9:50am (combined with undergraduate course)
Poly Chem 7730/773 Fluorescence: Principles, Theory and Applications to the Characterization of Macromolecules and Supramolecular Assemblies   --- Wat
To be provided.

F17 - Wat - Duhamel, M 7:00-9:20pm
GRes Chem 7940/794 M.Sc. Seminar (G) / M.Sc. Seminar (W)  (Outline)   W/G W/G
A written literature review and research proposal on the chosen thesis topic will be presented and defended in a 30-minute public seminar. This requirement is to be completed by all M.Sc students completing their degree by thesis, within two terms of entering the program.

S17 - Gue - Monteiro
F17 - Gue - Monteiro
S17 - Wat - Gauthier
F17 - Wat - Gauthier
GRes Ph.D. Seminar (G) / Ph.D. Seminar (W)  (Outline)   W/G W/G
A public seminar on the chosen thesis topic to be given by all Ph.D. students in the regular program in the second term of entering the program. For Co-op Ph.D. students, this seminar is to be presented within six terms of their return from work year.

S17 - Gue - Monteiro
F17 - Gue - Monteiro
S17 - Wat - Supervisor
F17 - Wat - Supervisor
GRes Comprehensive Examination (G) / Comprehensive Examination (W)  (Outline)   W/G W/G
Ph.D. students are required to take an oral examination in their major field. The specific content and format are specified by a Centre Examining Committee. The examination must be first attempted no later than 6 weeks after presenting their 795 Ph.D. seminar. For Co-op Ph.D. students, the examination must be first attempted no later than 4 months after their return from work year.

S17 - W/G - Managed through the GWC2 Director's office
F17 - W/G - Managed through the GWC2 Director's office
GRes M.Sc. Research Project (G) / M.Sc. Research Project (W)  (Outline)   W/G W/G
A study of a selected topic in chemistry or biochemistry, by students in the part-time course-based M.Sc. option. The project must be an experimental one, completed by working for one term in the laboratory of a (GWC)2 faculty member. A written report is required, and a seminar based on the content of the report will be presented.

S17 - W/G - See your graduate officer
F17 - W/G - See your graduate officer
GRes M.Sc. Thesis (G) / M.Sc. Thesis (W)   W/G W/G
M.Sc. Thesis and Defense

S17 - W/G - See your graduate officer
F17 - W/G - See your graduate officer
GRes Ph.D. Thesis (G) / Ph.D. Thesis (W)   W/G W/G
Ph.D. Thesis and Defense

S17 - W/G - See your graduate officer
F17 - W/G - See your graduate officer
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