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Academic year
KBB032 - Biochemistry and molecular biology  
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-16 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBIO
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Bioengineering
Department: 28 - BIOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   30 Oct 2015 am V   04 Jan 2016 pm H,  15 Aug 2016 pm SB

In programs

MPENM ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
TKTEM ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, Year 3 (elective)
MPBIO BIOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Christer Larsson


Replaces

KBB031   Biochemistry, advanced course


Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Knowledge in general chemistry and basics in biochemistry.

Aim

The aim of the course is to provide an overview and understanding of fundamental biological principles and systems for students with limited previous studies in biology/biotechnology.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Describe and understand the function of metabolic pathways such as glycolysis, TCA-cycle, pentose phosphate pathway, glyoxylate cycle and photosynthesis.
  • Describe and understand how cellular energy in the form of ATP is generated in different biological systems.
  • Understand the thermodynamic principles that govern life processes.
  • Understand how evolution works and the driving forces involved.
  • Describe and understand how information stored in DNA is replicated and how this information is transformed into proteins via transcription and translation.
  • Understand the basic principles of signal transduction in unicellular as well as multicellular organisms.
  • Perform laboratory exercises in biology/biochemistry/molecular biology.

Content

The course contains the following parts:

Organism diversity
Thermodynamics
Bioenergetics
Catabolism and anabolism
Carbohydrate, lipid and nitrogen metabolism
Oxidative processes
Photosynthesis
The flow of genetic information
Eukaryotic genes
Metabolic coordination

Organisation

The course includes lectures and compulsory laboratory exercises

Literature

Mathews, van Holde, Appling and Anthony-Cahill. Biochemistry 4th ed. (2013)

Examination

Written exam and approved laboratory exercises.


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