C8150 Bioenergetics - seminar

Faculty of Science
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. RNDr. Igor Kučera, DrSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Igor Kučera, DrSc.
Department of Biochemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: Department of Biochemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Tue 10:00–11:50 B11/335
NOW ( C8140 Bioenergetics )
This tutorial runs parallel to the lectures on bioenergetics.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The seminar accompanies the Bioenergetics lecture. Home work that is allocated to the students mainly includes fundamental thermodynamic calculations and examples of handling data obtained in experiments with native or reconstituted bioenergetic systems. The solutions are discussed and explained in greater detail in the classroom sessions.
Learning outcomes
The student will understand how to integrate the quantitative aspects of bioenergetics with the knowledge of traditional physical chemistry. He/she will be able to calculate energy content of nutrients and changes in Gibbs energy of chemical reactions and transport processes. He/she will become familiar with theoretical background of experimental procedures for determination of the components of proton motive force. Skills in scientific calculations, processing and interpretation of experimental data will also be increased.
  • Solving assigned items from the obtained sets of bioenergetic problems 1. Energy exchange between a system and its surroundings 2. Energy content of nutrients 3. Thermodynamics of chemical reactions 4. Thermodynamics and kinetics of membrane transport 5. Proton motive force and its measurement 6. Thermodynamics and kinetics of redox reactions 7. Topology of respiratory chains 8. Energy conversions in the cells
  • KUČERA, Igor. Řešené úlohy z bioenergetiky (Solved problems from bioenergetics). Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1985. 151 pp. info
Teaching methods
Class discussion, homeworks
Assessment methods
A one semester seminar, 2 x 45 min per week. Attendance is compulsory and the presence of students is recorded. Specific homework is assigned periodically that must be completed before students can be given credit.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
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