551-0013-AAL  Biochemistry

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersR. Glockshuber
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment 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.

AbstractThe lecture is a basic introductory course on the molecular principles of biology for students who need to pass this course for admission to their MSc curriculum.
ObjectiveThe goal of this course is to give the students a basic understanding of the molecules that build a cell and make it function, and the basic principles of metabolism and molecular genetics
ContentThe course content is based on the following chapters of the textbook Biochemistry (Berg, Tymoczko, Stryer, 7th edition, 2012, Freeman & Co, New York)

Chapter 1: The molecular design of life
Chapter 2: Protein composition and structure
Chapter 3: Exploring proteins and proteomes
Chapter 4: DNA, RNA and the flow of information
Chapter 5: Exploring Genes and Genomes
Chapter 7: Hemoglobin
Chapter 8: Enzymes and the basic concepts of catalysis
Chapter 11: Carbohydrates
Chapter 12: Lipids and cell membranes
Chapter 15: Metabolism: Basic concepts and design
LiteratureBiochemistry (Berg, Tymoczko, Stryer, 7th edition, 2012, Freeman & Co, New York)