551-1323-AAL Fundamentals of Biology II: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
|Spring Semester 2021
|K. Locher, N. Ban, R. Glockshuber, E. Weber-Ban
|every semester recurring course
|Language of instruction
|Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.
Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
|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.
Berg/Tymoczko/Stryer, 8th edition, Palgrave Macmillan, International edition