Biochemistry I: Biomolecules and Catalysis

Course Code :1043FBDFAR
Study domain:Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:47
Credits:4
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Anne-Marie Lambeir
Eva Geuens

3. Course contents *

Basic principles of biochemistry are illustrated by examples from the pharmacuetical practise.

This course profides foundations for Biochemistry II: metabolism

The most important biological macromolecules and their building blocks are introduced: amino acids and proteins, carbohydrates and polysaccharides, nucleotides and nucleic acids, lipids.

The relationship between structure and function is illustrated for fiber proteins, hemoglobin, cantractile proteins and enzymes.