Jonathan Parrish

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


Faculty Service Officer, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Biochemistry Dept
(780) 492-2866
579 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 320 - Structure and Catalysis

This course is designed to illustrate, in detail, the relationships between structure and function in biological molecules. It covers: the structure of proteins; experimental techniques used to study proteins; selected illustrations of protein function; enzyme catalysis, kinetics, and regulation; structural carbohydrates and glycobiology; the structure of lipids; biological membranes and mechanisms of transport. 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 Winter Term 2022
BIOCH 409 - Biochemistry Tutorial

Research and/or reading course. This course allows a student to study an area of biochemistry in much greater detail than is usual in most courses. The format is usually a reading/tutorial in which the student carries out directed reading and meets with the tutor at regular intervals for discussion and further guidance. Term papers or presentations may be used for evaluation purposes. A mature attitude towards learning is essential, as the course often requires independent study and research. Students who have a particular interest in any specific area of biochemistry are encouraged to meet with the faculty members to explore the possibilities of arranging a mutually satisfactory topic. Prerequisites: At least one of BIOCH 410, 420, 430, 441, 455, or 465. Available only to students in the Biochemistry Specialization or Honors programs. Credit for this course may be obtained more than once.

Fall Term 2021 Winter Term 2022

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