This introductory course will focus on the structure and functions of biomolecules. Topics to be covered include classification, structure and functional properties of the major biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids). Students will also be equipped with basic knowledge of the structural organization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells as well as biochemical techniques for studying cellular components.
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Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., Gatto, G. J & Stryer, L. (2016) Biochemistry (8th ed.) Freeman & Co.
Ferrier, D. R. (2014). Lippincott’s illustrated reviews: Biochemistry. (6th ed.) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Nelson, D. L., & Cox, M. M. (2013). Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry (6th ed.) Freeman & Co.
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Voet, D. and Voet, J. G. (2011). Biochemistry (4th ed.) John Wiley and Sons.