Biochemistry and analytical biochemistry (2020/2021)

Course code
4S02696
Credits
12
Coordinator
Paola Dominici
Other available courses
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
BIOCHIMICA 8 BIO/10-BIOCHEMISTRY I semestre Paola Dominici
BIOCHIMICA ANALITICA 4 BIO/10-BIOCHEMISTRY See the unit page See the unit page

Learning outcomes

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. Pratical knowledge of basic biochemical techniques by means of lessons and experiments. Students will gain a thorough competence on the main technique used in biochemistry labs, in particular they will learn isolation, identification and structure- function relationship of macromolecules, with a focus on proteins.