Elements of biochemistry

lchm1271  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Elements of biochemistry
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
30.0 h + 24.0 h
Soumillion Patrice;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Introduction to basic molecules of biochemistry. 1. Amino acids and proteins 2. Carbohydrates 3. Lipids and biological membranes 4. Nucleic acids Function of bio molecules. 1. Structure of proteins 2. Enzymes Notions of molecular biochemistry - Replication of DNA - Transcription of DNA into RNA - Nucleic acid-protein complexes - Biosynthesis of proteins The practical work illusrates the properties of the main classes of biomolecules studied in the theoretical course and initiatee students to a certain number of techniques used currently in biochemistry.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The objective is to introduce students to the structure of biomolecules and their function as well as, from a biochemical view, molecular biology. The course contains : a theoretical part aimed at presenting the basic concepts of biochemistry ; practical exercises aimed at illustrating the notions seen in the theoretical part.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
  • Principles of Biochemistry de Lehninger
  • Biochemistry de Voet et Voet
(éditions récentes)
Teaching materials
  • matériel sur moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Chemistry