Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Background for Biotechnology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Event Jul 14
Biochemistry pertains to the study of living systems at the molecular level and provides a background appropriate for further work in the growing technologies of biochemical engineering, biotechnology, microbiology, toxicology and molecular biology. This course will focus on selected aspects of biochemistry that provide the non-specialist with the principles for understanding the structure and function relationships of biomolecules including DNA, proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, and monoclonal antibodies. Metabolic pathways, their regulation and control, the biocatalytic process, and laboratory and bioprocess separation techniques will be highlighted. Protein purification techniques will be utilized in a “hands-on” fashion using a computer program which simulates a test case of purification. The companion course, Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, provides the biochemical study of the genetic material and its manipulation for making new materials by recombinant DNA technologies.