C3580 Biochemistry

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
3/0/0. 3 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Pavel Bouchal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Pavel Bouchal, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry – Chemistry Section – Faculty of Science
Supplier department: Department of Biochemistry – Chemistry Section – Faculty of Science
Basic knowledge from general, physical and organic chemistry and general biology.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The objective of the lecture is getting to the students of biology the basic knowledge of biochemistry for their other biological education. After that course they should understand properties and functions of nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, enzymology, metabolism and bioenergetics.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course the students should theoretically understand biochemical processes undergoing in the living nature and also the methods of disintegration of animal, vegetal and microbial tissues, methods of isolation, purification of proteins, nucleic acids and other biopolymers, Methods for determination their purity and molecular properties, spectroscopic, electrochemical and physical methods of analysis in biochemistry. They should be able to apply these knowledges in their scientific research working on bachelor, master and PhD theses and finally during their following employment as well.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Nucleic Acids 3. Proteins 4. Carbohydrates 5. Lipids 6. Enzymology 7. Carbohydrate Metabolism 8. Citrate cycle, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation 9. Photosynthesis 10.Lipid Metabolism 11.Protein Metabolism 12.Regulations of Biochemical Processes
  • VOET, Donald and Judith G. VOET. Biochemistry. 3rd ed. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2004, xv, 1591. ISBN 0471392235. info
  • VOET, Donald, Judith G. VOET and Charlotte W. PRATT. Fundamentals of biochemistry : life at the molecular level. 3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2008, xxx, 1099. ISBN 9780470129302. URL info
  • VOET, Donald and Judith G. VOET. Biochemie. Translated by Arnošt Kotyk. 1. vyd. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1995, S. II-XIV,. ISBN 80-85605-44-9. info
  • Glatz, Zdeněk Biochemie I-III. Podklady k přednáškám
  • Biochemie. Edited by Zdeněk Vodrážka. 2. opr. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1996, 191 s. ISBN 80-200-0600-1. info
  • BOYER, Rodney F. Concepts in biochemistry. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002, xxv, 626. ISBN 0470003774. info
Teaching methods
Lectures with a demontration of the taught topic by means of demonstration videos and programs.
Assessment methods
The final exam is in the form of written test, which contains three questions, one from the static biochemistry, one from enzymology and one from metabolism and bioenergetics. The test also contains four chemical formulas of basic biochemical compounds, student should recognize them and describe their biochemical role. The exam also contains a test part with proposed questions.
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Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 1999, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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