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Biochemistry

(Lectures: 4 hrs/week, laboratory: 3 hrs/week. Assessment: final exam at the end of each term or September)

  • Amino acids - Peptides
  • Protein structure function - Methods of protein purification –
  • Enzymes (activity, mechanism of action, kinetics, coenzymes).
  • Nucleic acids (structure and function). Genetic Engineering,
  • Protein metabolism. The urea cycle
  • Carbohydrate metabolism.
  • Lipid metabolism - Biological membranes.
  • Hormones

Laboratory exercises

  • Buffer solutions-Aminoacid titrations
  • Aminoacids
  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Enzymes