Academic Catalog


Course Code: 2380353
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ORHAN ADALI
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2340231
Set 2: 2340220
One of the sets above should be completed before taking BIOL353 BIOCHEMISTRY .

Course Content

This course provides the students with the basic concepts of biochemistry. An introduction to properties of aqueous systems, description of the structure and functions of proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids are covered. Discussions will be made on metabolic reactions of these biomolecules with emphasis on bioenergetics and their regulation, and on the expression and transmission of genetic information.