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Bachelor 2023/2024

Biochemistry

Type: Compulsory course (Chemistry)
Area of studies: Chemistry
Delivered by: Joint Department of Organic Chemistry with the RAS Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry
When: 3 year, 1, 2 module
Mode of studies: distance learning
Online hours: 50
Open to: students of one campus
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3
Contact hours: 46

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The content of the discipline "Biochemistry" is based on the knowledge of the molecular foundations of human life processes on the basis of an English-language online course "Principles of Biochemistry" (Harvard University), Principles of Biochemistry integrates an introduction to the structure of macromolecules and a biochemical approach to cellular function. Topics addressing protein function will include enzyme kinetics, the characterization of major metabolic pathways and their interconnection into tightly regulated networks, and the manipulation of enzymes and pathways with mutations or drugs. An exploration of simple cells (red blood cells) to more complex tissues (muscle and liver) will be used as a framework to discuss the progression in metabolic complexity. Learners will also develop problem solving and analytical skills that are more generally applicable to the life sciences.