172.695 Biochemistry I (Fundamentals)
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe the structure and function of the most important groups of biomolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids). Furthermore, they are able to explain essential molecular biological mechanisms of the cell, the biosynthesis of DNA, RNA & proteins. Using selected examples, students can demonstrate the regulation of metabolism in the cell as well as signal transduction. They will be able to describe the function, nomenclature and properties of enzymes and to describe in detail important anabolic and catabolic metabolic pathways and their regulation (including glycolysis, citrate cycle, respiratory chain, photosynthesis, fatty acid biosynthesis and nitrogen cycle).

Subject of course

1 1. Basics of Biochemistry

2. Biomolecules

  • Proteins
  • Nucleic acids
  • Carbohydrates and lipids

3. Molecular biology

  • Biosynthesis of DNA and RNA (replication, transcription)
  • Protein Biosynthesis (Translation)
  • Metabolic Regulation & Signal Transduction

4. Metabolism

  • General principles
  • Biothermodynamics
  • Enzyme und Enzymkinetik

4.1 Catabolism 

  • Carbohydrate degradation (glycolysis, NADH regeneration, pentose phosphate pathway, pyruvate degradation, respiratory chain, citric acid cycle ...)
  • Fat loss (lipases, glycerol degradation, ß-oxidation)
  • Protein degradation (proteases, amino acid degradation, urea cycle)

4.2 Anabolism

  • Photosynthesis: dark reaction and light reaction
  • Gluconeogenesis
  • Glycogen metabolism
  • Fatty acid biosynthesis
  • shuttle systems
  • Nitrogen fixation and nitrogen circulation

Teaching methods

Lecture with Power point presentation.

At the moment it is planned to hold the VO on campus in presence. Please note that there is a registration requirement for this course in this winter semester due to the pandemic. You can register from now until 12/11/2021.

There is no limit on participants, but above a certain number of participants we are obliged to switch to a hybrid mode (alternating one group on-site, one group on-line). Therefore, for better planning, we record the number of participants via registration.

Therefore, you can register for VO Biochemistry I from now until 12.11.2021.

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Mode of examination

Written

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed10:15 - 12:0001.12.2021 - 26.01.2022GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I
Fri10:15 - 12:0003.12.2021 - 28.01.2022GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I
Biochemistry I (Fundamentals) - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Wed01.12.202110:15 - 12:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I
Fri03.12.202110:15 - 12:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I
Fri10.12.202110:15 - 12:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I
Wed15.12.202110:15 - 12:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I
Fri17.12.202110:15 - 12:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I
Wed12.01.202210:15 - 12:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I
Fri14.01.202210:15 - 12:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I
Wed19.01.202210:15 - 12:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I
Fri21.01.202210:15 - 12:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I
Wed26.01.202210:15 - 12:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I
Fri28.01.202210:15 - 12:00GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH Biochemie I

Examination modalities

A written examination on the lecture contents. The exam lasts 120 minutes and consists of 10 tasks. These tasks are composed of: 

  • 10 questions per topic/topic area/randomly distributed over the topics Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Biomolecules, Molecular Biology, Metabolism (Anabolism & Catabolism)

A total of 100 points are awarded for the examination; 100-88 points correspond to "Very Good", 87-75 points to "Good", 74-62 points to "Satisfactory", 61-50 points to "Satisfactory" and less than 50 points to "Unsatisfactory", which means that the examination must be repeated. 

Permitted aids in the examination are: none

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri13:00 - 15:0005.11.2021GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written06.09.2021 00:00 - 03.11.2021 00:00TISSBiochemie I Prüfung WS21_2
Fri13:00 - 15:0012.11.2021GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written13.09.2021 00:00 - 09.11.2021 00:00TISSBiochemie I Prüfung WS21_3
Fri13:00 - 15:0014.01.2022GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written15.11.2021 00:00 - 12.01.2022 00:00TISSBiochemie I Prüfung WS21_4
Fri13:00 - 15:0018.02.2022GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written20.12.2021 00:00 - 16.02.2022 00:00TISSBiochemie I Prüfung WS21_5

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
18.09.2021 19:00 12.11.2021 23:59 12.11.2021 23:59

Registration modalities

In the coming winter semester it is planned that due to the pandemic there will exceptionally be a registration obligation for VOs.

There is no limitation of participants, but from a certain number of participants we are obliged to switch to a hybrid mode (alternately one group on-site, one group on-line). Therefore, for better planning, we record the number of participants via registration.

Therefore, you can register for the VO Biochemistry I from now until 12.11.2021

 

Curricula

Literature

The power-point presentations of the lecture can be downloaded  from TISS. Literature recommendations are included. ATTENTION: they are not a script of the lecture, they merely serve the purpose to relief the student from drawing the shown slides. It is recommended to make records of the lecturers explanations.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in chemistry, particularly on organic chemistry (natural components)

Language

German