551-1323-00L  Fundamentals of Biology II: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2015
LecturersK. Locher, N. Ban, R. Glockshuber, E. Weber-Ban
Periodicityyearly course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe course provides an introduction to Biochemistry / Molecular Biology with some emphasis on chemical and biophysical aspects.
ObjectiveTopics include the structure-function
relationship of proteins / nucleic acids, protein folding, enzymatic catalysis, cellular pathways involved in bioenergetics and the biosynthesis and breakdown of amino acids, glycans, nucleotides, fatty acids and phospholipids, and steroids. There will also be a discussion of DNA replication and repair, transcription, and translation.
Lecture notesnone
Literaturemandatory: "Biochemistry",
Autoren: Berg/Tymoczko/Stryer, 8th edition, Palgrave Macmillan, International edition (the English version will be preordered at the Polybuchhandlung)
Prerequisites / NoticeSome of the lectures are given in the English language.