The Department offers following courses for postgraduate students.
BMB 541: Plant Biochemistry (3 Cr.)
Enzymes-their role in plant metabolism; biosynthesis of carbohydrafes, protein and lipids, nucleic acid and their metabolism in plants; bioenergetics in plant- biological oxidation and reduction, electron transport processes.
BMB 510 Biological Chemistry (3 Cr.)
Glycobiology: concept; structures; bacterial cell wall polysaccharides; glycoconjugates; carbohydrates as information molecules; role of carbohydrates in diabetics and peptic ulcer.
Proteomics: amino acids; peptides and protein; overview of protein structure; denaturation and folding; protein sequences and evolution; applications of protein chemistry in disease diagnostic.
Enzymology: international classification, how enzyme work; enzyme kinetics; transformation of Michaelis-Menten equation; coenzyme; cofactor; prosthetic group; allosteric enzyme; inhibitor; suicide inhibition; applications of enzyme and enzyme technology.
Lipidomics: fundamental concept; structural aspects; inherited human diseases resulting from abnormal accumulation of membrane lipid; lipids as signals, cofactor, and pigments.
Nucleic acids chemistry: neucleotides; unusual bases; DNA based information technologies; potent weapon in forensic medicine; genome alteration and new products of Biotechnology; human genome and gene therapy.
Biosignaling: receptor; ligand; gated ion channel; G protein-coupled receptors and second messengers; oncogenes; tumor suppressor genes, and programmed cell death; molecular mechanism of signal transduction.
Bioenergetics: chemical logic and common biochemical reactions; thermodynamics; biological oxidation-reduction reactions.
Intermediary metabolism: energy yielding pathways; principles of metabolic regulations; metabolic disorders.
Photobiology: light driven electron flow; the evolution of oxygenic photosynthesis; major pathways of ATP synthesis; bioluminescence.