Ch 253 schedule

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Day 3: 2016 Feb 6: 

Day 2: 2016 Jan 30, Saturday: Review of the central dogma of molecular biology and amino acids, secondary structure of proteins.

  • See your email for PDF copies of the worksheets and handy tables.
    • check out the Quick Guide and Tutorials pages

Day 1: 2016 Jan 23, Sa: Introduction to the course; recap of evolution

  • Syllabus (see
  • Selections from Rojas NRL (2011) Born in the Universe: Approaching the origins of life. In: Stellar Origins, Human Ways. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press.
  • Other resources to scout for:
    • “Pale Blue Dot” by Carl Sagan
    • “Some of the things that molecules do.” This is a good recap of evolution.
    • I highly recommend catching “Hiding in the Light” for a good look at spectroscopy, if NGC will show it again.

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