||This course is focused on bioinorganic chemistry. Bioinorganic chemistry is the leading discipline at the interface of inorganic chemistry and biology. This course begins with a brief review of the fundamental concepts in inorganic chemistry and biology. The relationship between classical inorganic chemistry and the chemistry of metal ions in biology is introduced. Discussion are focused on the function and occurrence of essential metal ions in living organisms. An overview of the use of various physical and chemical methods available for the investigation of etal-containing biomolecules are presented. Studies of transition metal complexes and electron transfer chemistry are also covered.