The class will be divided into four laboratory sections, each meeting once a week on Mon., Tues., Wed. or Thurs. All sections will meet from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Except for the computer sessions during the weeks of 30 January and 6 February, the laboratory sessions will be held in Room 143 in the Crocker Science Center (CSC)
. For the Monday lab section, the first session will be on 8 January. The other sections will begin during the week of 15 January.
Safety Glasses and Apparel
Some of the reagents you will be handling in the lab are quite caustic and can cause serious eye injury. Safety glasses will be required for all laboratory sessions.
(Ordinary prescription glasses are adequate.)
Shoes must fully cover your feet for protection from broken glassware and other hazards. Although we will not attempt to enforce a modesty standard, the less skin that you leave exposed, the better for safety!
A special manual, entitled "Laboratory Experiments in Biochemistry" has been prepared for this course and can be purchased at the University Bookstore.
Students will be keeping notes, storing data and preparing the lab reports using an online electronic notebook system called LabArchives
Shortly before classes start, you should receive an e-mail message from LabArchives inviting you to set up an account and gain access to the course notebook. After logging on, you should find an online notebook set up for this class, containing a page named "Getting Started". On this page you will find links to some tutorial material, and you should start getting to know the system before your first lab session.
During the weeks of 29 January and 5 February, the lab sessions will meet in Room 150 of the South Biology Building for computer sessions.