INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. By controlling information flow through biochemical signaling and the flow of chemical energy through metabolism, biochemical processes give rise to the complexity of life. Today, the main focus of pure biochemistry is in understanding how biological molecules give rise to the processes that occur within living cells, which in turn relates greatly to the study and understanding of whole organisms.
Biochemistry is closely related to molecular biology, the study of the molecular mechanisms by which genetic information encoded in DNA is able to result in the processes of life.
Much of biochemistry deals with the structures, functions and interactions of biological macromolecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids, which provide the structure of cells and perform many of the functions associated with life.
Head of Department: prof. Vedrana Čikeš Čulić
Email: [email protected]
Biosynthesis of Fatty Acids
Hypercholesterolemia and Synthesis of Bile Salts and Vitamin D
Porphyrias and jaundice
Conversion of amino acids to specialized products
DNA structure, replication
Transcription and translation
Membrane structure and function
The diversity of the endocrine system
Digestion et Nutrition
Cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer disease
Hypothyroidism and osteoporosis
Integration of the metabolism
Biochemistry of extracellular matrix