Taught in 2nd year Bachelor in chemistry - Main Subject: Biochemistry
Theory [A] 36.0
Exercises [B] 36.0
Training and projects [C] 0.0
Studytime [D] 210.0
Studypoints [E] 7
Level specialized
Credit contract? Access denied
Examination contract? Unrestricted access
Language of instruction Dutch
Lecturer Katrien Strubbe
Reference TCCHCB02A00008
Key words
metabolic reactions in plants and in animals

to get a broad knownledge on biochemistry of higher plants and of vertebrate animals.

understand the complexity of the different interactions of organisms and their environment

1. photo-assimilation and photorespiration

2. C3, C4 and CAM metabolism

3. nitrogen fixation and nitrogen metabolism

4. cholesterol

5. signalisation in plants and in animals

6. virusses

7. vitamins

8. secundary metabolites

9. oxidative stress

10. practical experiments : buffers

        protein isolation, quantification and SDS-PAGE

        enzymes : kinetik, inhibitors, influence of temperature and of pH

        spectral decay of vitamins

        isolation and characterisation of plant pigments (TLC) and of chloroplasts (activity)

        enzymatic determination of parameters in biological samples with spectral, fluorimetric and/or luminescent analysis

knownledge of basic biochemistry, biology and of organic chemistry

Final Objectives
with accuracy and critical sense understand, analyse and evaluate biochemical processes or physiological processes in plants and animals .

the student is able to write an total understandable and usefull report on different topics, integrating the experimental results

Materials used
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Study costs
15 euro

Study guidance
possibility to questions and discussion after appointment and during the practical work

Teaching Methods
theoretical lessons

practical experiments under surveillance

theory : oral examination (70 %)

practical work : permanent evaluation (30 %)

Katrien Strubbe