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Biochemistry II: Metabolism

Course Code :1044FBDFAR
Study domain:Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:At least 40 ECTS credits obtained from 1st bachelor courses. Simultaneous registration or min. 08/20 for Biochemistry I: Biomolecules and Catalysis.
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Yann Sterckx

3. Course contents *

This course builds on the basics introduced in Biochemistry I: structure and catalysis.

In the first part we address the biological membrane, transport through the biological membrane and receptor mediated signaling. This is followed by elements of bioenergetics and biochemical reaction types.

The second part specifically addresses the metabolic pathways of carbohydrates, fatty acids and nitrogen containing molecules.

In a final part we examine the principles of molecular biology inderlying the flow of information in the cell.

This course also highlights the biochemical systems that are targetted by common medicinal drugs and food supplements.