Biochemistry and analytical biochemistry - BIOCHIMICA E BIOCHIMICA ANALITICA: BIOCHIMICA (2014/2015)

Course code
4S02696
Name of lecturer
Paola Dominici
Number of ECTS credits allocated
8
Other available courses
Academic sector
BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I sem. dal Oct 1, 2014 al Jan 30, 2015.

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Lesson timetable

I sem.
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall D  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall D  
Friday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall D  

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:
1. Understand the basis for the molecular structure of different biochemical
compounds;
2. Understand the biosynthesis of basic biochemical “building blocks”;
3. Understand the conformation, dynamics, and function of proteins;
4. Understand the generation and storage of metabolic energy;
5. Understand overall aspects of the integration of metabolic processes;
6. Have developed the skills to accumulate, integrate, and apply biochemical
information in their own field of study

Syllabus

Course Description:
Chemistry of biomolecules with emphasis on the bioenergetics and control of metabolic
pathways via regulation of specific enzymes.
Specific Coverage:
I. Proteins, protein structure and mechanism.
II. Enzyme mechanism and Enzyme kinetics
III. Metabolism: Carbohydrates, conversion of sugars, anaerobic and aerobic
metabolism. Fat catabolism. Amino acid degradation.
IV. Anabolic Pathways: Carbohydrates, fats and lipids, amino acids and steroids.
V. DNA replication

Assessment methods and criteria

Modalita’ esame:
L’esame finale (scritto per gli studenti di Bioinformatica) verterà su tutti gli argomenti del programma. Lo studente dovrà rispondere ad una serie di domande a risposta aperta, dimostrando di aver compreso e di essere in grado di utilizzare i concetti fondamentali di ogni argomento.

L’esame finale (orale per gli studenti di Biotecnologie) verterà su tutti gli argomenti del programma. Lo studente dovrà rispondere ad una serie di domande, dimostrando di aver compreso e di essere in grado di utilizzare i concetti fondamentali di ogni argomento.