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KBB032 - Biochemistry and molecular biology  
Biokemi och molekylärbiologi
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-12 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBIO
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Bioengineering
Department: 28 - BIOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 08124
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B+
Maximum participants: 30

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   28 Oct 2020 am J   04 Jan 2021 pm J,  16 Aug 2021 pm J

In programs

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

Examiner:

Christer Larsson

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

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

Biochemistry Concepts and Connections, by Appling, Anthony-Cahill and Mathews. Pearson 2016. ISBN 1-292-11200-X

Examination including compulsory elements

Written exam and approved laboratory work


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.