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Biochemistry

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2022

About the course

In all cells a large number of processes occur continuously, such as conversion of the food we eat to a useable form of chemical energy or the use of genetic information. To understand these processes it is necessary to have basic knowledge of cell organisation and the biomolecules involved. This course will give a thorough description of cell architecture as well as of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and membranes structure and function. The central metabolic processes, such as energy conversion through glycolysis, citric acid cycle and oxidative phosphorylation, will also be discussed in detail. The course also covers the molecular mechanisms involved in the use and transfer of genetic information.
The experimental part of the course, illustrates central parts of the theory and comprise classical biochemical techniques. Practicals include isolation of proteins and nucleic acids, characterisation and analysis of proteins, study of carbohydrate metabolism and energy conversion in a cellular system and cloning and expression of genetic information.

The course will be given in english if foreign students participate.

Application and eligibility

Biochemistry, 15 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2022 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin

The information below is only for exchange students

Starts

24 March 2022

Ends

5 June 2022

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

University: Fundamentals of Chemistry (15 credits, 5KE016), or the equivalent.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. 
Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

Students applying for courses within a double degree exchange agreement, within the departments own agreements will be given first priority. Then will - in turn - candidates within the departments own agreements, faculty agreements, central exchange agreements and other departmental agreements be selected.

Application code

UMU-A5697

Application

This application round is only intended for nominated exchange students. Information about deadlines can be found in the e-mail instruction that nominated students receive. The application period is closed.

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Course is given by
Department of Chemistry
Contactperson for the course is:
Karina Persson