how much organic chem is involved in cell biology?

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how much organic chem is involved in cell biology?

Post by Jessieh04 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:17 pm

without a strong knowledge in Organic chem, should I take a cell biology class?

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:13 pm

Well you can take it, and it really depends on how advanced the class is. basic cellular biology courses don't require any knowledge of organic chemistry at all, except for knowing what are ions, sugars, proteins and lipids. However, if you want to take an advanced cellular biology course and understand it, you do need some chemistry.
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Post by Poison » Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:10 pm

Yes you can, and you should. I'm taking Organic chemistry and cytology together. Actually mine is compulsory but I don't have problem.
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Post by sdekivit » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:47 am

chemistry is definitely needed in cell biology. In my first year i got, besides organic chemistry, additioal biochemistry (enzyme kinetics and metabolism) and physical chemistry (reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and gas/fluid diffusion)

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Post by Poison » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:50 am

It is needed. But you can take them together.
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Post by victor » Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:46 am

Just hope that your head won't blow up in taking them...I take them step-by-step..first, inorganic chemie - organic chemie - biochemie - cell biology..
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Post by Poison » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:03 am

Oh yes, you can take them, but you really get bored studying organic chem, and then cytology.
And try to learn how you cytology prof. asks questions. Some prof.s don't ask chemical things too much. So it will be easier for you.
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