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Master lab skills and biochemical techniques while investigating the intricacies of the major biomolecules that support life.

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Enter into the fascinating world of Biochemistry, where molecules come to life through interactive simulations designed to enhance your understanding and practical skills. In this course, you will journey through the foundational principles of biochemistry, explore the dynamic world of enzymes and their kinetics, and delve into the structure and critical functions of essential biomolecules including amino acids, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. With a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of biochemical processes and techniques, such as fluorescence microscopy, spectrophotometry, and gel electrophoresis, empowering you to apply these concepts in real-world scenarios.

Bringing Theory to Life

Engage with simulations that bring biochemical processes to life. From enzyme-catalyzed reactions and protein synthesis to lipid analysis and DNA manipulation. Learn techniques that facilitate an understanding of the role biomolecules play in human health and disease. Each unit is meticulously crafted to offer an in-depth look at the fundamental concepts and cutting-edge methods in biochemistry, making complex topics accessible and engaging.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze and interpret data using biochemical methods
  • Understand the structure, function, and importance of key biomolecules

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Course Units


Introduction to Biochemistry

Lab Safety

Light Microscopy

Fluorescence Microscopy


Osmosis and Diffusion: Choose the right solution for an intravenous drip

Carbon Valence, Hybridization and Angles

Functional Groups and Basic Chemical Tests

Hydrocarbon Nomenclature and Representations

Ion Exchange Chromatography

Size Exclusion Chromatography: Separate monomers from oligomers

Litmus Test for Carboxylic Acids

MALDI Investigation into Doping

Chemistry Safety

Infrared Spectroscopy

Enzyme and Enzyme Kinetics

Enzyme Kinetics

Amino Acids

Protein Synthesis

Introduction to Protein Synthesis

Biuret’s Test for Proteins

SDS-PAGE: Separating proteins by molecular weight


Introduction to Food Macromolecules

Sudan IV Test for Lipids


Carbohydrates: The sugars that feed us

Benedict’s Test for Simple Carbohydrates

Iodine Test for Complex Carbohydrates

Introduction to Food Macromolecules

Cellular Respiration (Principles): Measure energy consumption during exercise

Cellular Respiration: Glycolysis

Cellular Respiration: The Krebs Cycle

Nucleic Acids and Gene Expression

Gel Electrophoresis: Visualize and separate nucleic acids

DNA: Structure and function

Spectrophotometry: Learn the Beer-Lambert law with absorbance experiments

Biochemical Techniques

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR): Analyze small protein samples

Perform a Dry Western Blot

Western Blot Transfer: Prepare for protein detection

Integration of Metabolism


Biochemistry of Disease

Immunology: Immunoassay for detecting SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Gene Regulation

Viral Gene Therapy: Use DNA to prevent heart failure

Molecular Cloning

Parkinson's Disease

Synthetic Biology

Uracil based excision cloning (USER): Cloning made simple

Cancer Sample Preparation for Mass Spectrometry

Biochemical Techniques II


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