University of Calgary

BCEM 555 - Biomembranes - Winter 2019

The material examines the structure and function of biological membranes with a strong emphasis on the role of membrane proteins. Topics may include: the physical properties of lipid bilayers, isolation and purification of membrane proteins, preparation of membrane mimetic systems, ion and solute movement across membranes (transport and ion channels), membrane protein folding, assembly and structure, and protein secretion and translocation systems.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Biochemistry 431 and 471 and one of 393 or 443.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2022.
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