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CHEM12076  Structural & Metabolic Biochemistry

This course explores the chemistry of living systems, water and pH buffering. Structure and function of important biomolecules (sugars, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides and proteins, nucleic acids, lipids). Biological membrane structure. Enzyme catalysis and enzyme kinetics. Bioenergetics; high energy biomolecules. Metabolism of carbohydrates, fatty acids, amino acids, nucleic acids. The practical component provides students with experience in biochemical analyses, together with a major laboratory research project. Distance education students will be required to attend a residential school for this course.

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