Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2019 - 21.10.2019

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): 

After the course the student has the ability to:
1. Give a detailed account of the main metabolic and catabolic pathways and homeostasis from a biochemical-enzymology point of view.
2. Describe the function and components of major metabolic pathways and cell energetics to the larger biochemical system of the cell
3. Select methods for the determination of structure and function of enzymes, enzyme catalysis and protein modification
4. Apply the above knowledge in applications for biotechnical production, health-technology applications, and bioscience research.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course presents a holistic approach to deep scientific and technical understanding of biochemistry. The core contents are energy metabolism, glycolysis, glycogen metabolism, signal transduction, transport through membranes, citric acid cycle, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation, alternate pathways of carbohydrate metabolism, photosynthesis, synthesis and degradation of lipids metabolism, amino acid metabolism, energy metabolism, integration and organ specialization, and nucleotide metabolism. Examples of enzyme function in carbohydrate hydrolysis and modification.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

The main content of this course will be "metabolism". The course will require a substantial time investment of the students. A large part of the course will be in the form of a "flipped classroom", which means that small groups of students will carry out the actual teaching. Reading the course book at home or in groups with other students will be a large part of the time-investment needed by the students. 

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course consists of lectures , excercises and a writted exa,. the exam is 75% of the grade and 25 of the grade is obtained by approved completion of assigments or excercises within the set deadlines.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

It will be possible to obtain more than 25% of the grade via tasks and assignments during the course, detailed instructions will follow. 

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Total 135h = 5cr
Lectures 24 h
Assignments or excercises 24 h
Other independent studying 83 h
Exam 4 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

The course will follow the book "Biochemistry" Voet, international edition 2018. It is encouraged to buy the book. Additionally, there will be 6 copies available that can be utilized, and the learning center has 3 copies. 

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-A1300 Biochemistry, CHEM-C2300 Cell and Molecular Biology, CHEM-C2310 Bioprocess Technology, or equivalent

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5 grading is based on assignments (25%) and exam (75%)

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Professor Silvan Scheller

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

In the next academic year (2020/2021), the contents of this course (E3100) and the course E3180 will be flipped. 


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