Biomolecules

Course Code :1001WETBML
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:Minimum 8/20 for Organic chemistry
Contact hours:35
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Filip Lemiere

3. Course contents *

The course contains a chapter on 'Heterocyclic compounds' as an introduction to alkaloids and other biomolecules, as well as a chapter on synthetic polymers as an introduction to biopolymers. Then follow separate chapters on lipids (fats and oil, phospholipids, eicosanoids, waxes, terpenes and steroids), carbohydrates (mono-, di and polysaccharides), amino acids, peptides en proteins, and finally nucleosides, nucleotides en nucleic acids. These biomolecules are treated as ordinary organic compounds (structure, stereochemistry, functional groups and classical organochemical reactions) in preparation for courses in which the biochemical aspects will be discussed. In a separate chapter spectroscopic methods for structure determination of (bio)molecules are presented.