Course participants will be introduced to the basics of Biochemistry. The course builds on the knowledge gained in general chemistry and extends this knowledge about the chemistry of living systems. The interpretation goes through the basic building structures of biological systems (amino acids, peptides, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids), biological membranes and molecular genetics to the most important metabolic processes. Particular attention is paid to the aspects necessary for understanding the methods of work in the biochemical and clinical laboratory, which are part of the follow-up chemical discipline.
The laboratories are focused on broadening the topics discussed in the lectures and their practical training, especially on the determination of biomolecules and the verification of their properties. Students should become familiar with the basic laboratory techniques of Biochemistry.
1. Introduction to biochemistry
2. Nucleic acids
3. Amino-acids, peptides and proteins
5. Lipids and biomembranes
7. Principles of metabolism and important biochemical pathways
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 Nelson, D.L., Cox, M.M.: Lehninger principles of biochemistry, WH Freeman, New York 2008.
 Voet, D., Voet, J.G.: Biochemistry. Wiley, Hoboken 2011.