The course provides an introduction to Biochemistry / Molecular Biology with some emphasis on chemical and biophysical aspects.
Topics include the structure-function relationship of proteins / nucleic acids, protein folding, enzymatic catalysis, cellular pathways involved in bioenergetics and the biosynthesis and breakdown of amino acids, glycans, nucleotides, fatty acids and phospholipids, and steroids. There will also be a discussion of DNA replication and repair, transcription, and translation.
"Biochemistry", Berg/Tymoczko/Stryer, 8th edition, Palgrave Macmillan, International edition
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