Adrienne Wright

Faculty Service Officer, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Biochemistry Dept


Faculty Service Officer, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Biochemistry Dept
(780) 492-8065
581A Medical Sciences Building
8613 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H7


BIOCH 200 - Introductory Biochemistry

An introduction to the fundamental principles of biochemistry. Protein structure and function; enzymes; lipids and the structure of biological membranes; nucleotides and the structure of nucleic acids; bioenergetics and the catabolism of carbohydrates. Prerequisites: CHEM 101 and CHEM 261 or 164, or SCI 100.

Fall Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
BIOCH 310 - Bioenergetics and Metabolism

This course is designed to enable rigorous study of the molecular mechanisms in bioenergetics and metabolism. It covers: the principles of bioenergetics; the reactions and pathways of carbohydrate, lipid, and nitrogen metabolism, and their regulation; oxidative phosphorylation; the integration and hormonal regulation of mammalian metabolism. Prerequisites: BIOCH 200, CHEM 102 (or SCI 100) and CHEM 263 with a minimum GPA of 2.70 for these three courses. In the case of over-subscription, preference will be given to students enrolled in programs with a requirement for this course.

Fall Term 2021
BIOCH 415 - Metabolic Modifications in Health and Disease

This course introduces students to adaptive and pathological changes in human metabolic pathways. The course will cover various situations which alter the 'normal' function of the metabolic pathways, such as lifestyle modifications (e.g. exercise, diet), starvation, cancer, diabetes, aging and neurodegenerative disorders, immune diseases, and mitochondrial diseases. Prerequisite(s): BIOCH 310 with a minimum grade of B-, or consent of the Department.

Winter Term 2022

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