The field of Bioinorganic Chemistry has grown significantly in recent years and lies at a natural juncture between chemistry, biology, and medicine. This rapidly expanding field probes fascinating questions about the uses of metal ions in nature. This short course will give a brief overview on some selected topics from this highly interdisciplinary subject and will provide some lights on various applications of inorganic molecules on the life-related processes.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Senior UG and PG students of Chemistry
PREREQUISITES : Should have good knowledge on coordination chemistry
COURSE LAYOUT Week 1 : Bioinorganic chemistry: general introduction and prospects, Metals in biology: Natures selectionWeek 2 : Design principles used in chemical biology: some noteworthy examplesWeek 3 : Life with oxygenWeek 4 : Metals in medicine