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Biochemistry is a branch of life sciences which deals with the study of chemical reactions and their organization in living cells and organisms. It takes into account the studies related to the nature of the chemical constituents of living matter, their transformations in biological systems and the energy changes associated with these transformations.
Students will be guided through the course to understand the relationships between structure and function of macromolecules, and the regulatory strategies, with particular focus on metabolic pathways.
The experimental activities are aimed at understanding the rationale behind the basic biochemical protocols developed to investigate the macromolecules and their functions.
Chemistry of biomolecules with emphasis on the bioenergetics and control of metabolic
pathways via regulation of specific enzymes.
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
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The aim of the exam is to test the level of knowledge and deepening of the topics of the course program and the reasoning skills developed by the student on issues related to biochemistry. The assessment is expressed in thirtieths (minimum grade 18).
Students in Biotechnology: oral examination on the main topics of the course.
Students in Bioinformatics: The exam is written and consists of 11 open questions on the main topics (i.e protein structure, metabolisms and regulation, etc) of the course. Each response value can score up to 3.