Credits: 5

Schedule: 28.11.2018 - 20.02.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Silvan Scheller

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1) Profound understanding of selected concepts in biochemistry. Ability to utilize learned concepts to solve future challenges.

2) Understand principles in enzyme catalysis.

3) Knowledge about methods to study and engineer enzyme function

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Case studies in biochemistry with a focus on enzymes, coenzymes and metabolic pathways. The course involves the following parts: Types of enzymes, enzyme kinetics, tools to study enzyme mechanisms, concepts of enzyme engineering, learn how nature is carrying out chemistry. A short project work done in groups of two students is also part of the course; its topic may be chosen within any area of biochemistry.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, exercises and assignments

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Total 135 h = 5cr

Lectures 24 h

Exercises or assignments and possible seminar (s) 30h

Other independent studying 78 h

Exam 3 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Materials to be announced.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-E3215 Advanced Biochemistry

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-E3100 Biochemistry or equivalent

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5 grading is based on assignments and exam

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



Registration and further information