Structure of organic molecules (stereochemistry, chirality, conformation). - Structure and function of biomolecules (carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids). - Introduction to metabolism.- Introduction to phramaceutical chemistry.
The general aim of the course is to give the students the basics of organic chemistry so that they can understand biological processes at the molecular level. A general overview of structural (bio)organic chemistry and the basic concepts of reactivity in (bio)chemistry are presented.
Interactive course with powerpoint presentation + exercises.
A copy of the slides shown during classes is available on the Université Virtuelle. Students are expected to complete these slides with the information presented during class.
Numerous reference books are available in the library of the "Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Nanosystèmes Moléculaires" (room P2-2-211).
Organic chemistry: structure and function, K.P.C. Vollhardt and N.E. Schore (2007 - 5th Edition), Freeman. - Organic Chemistry: a biological approach, J. McMurry (2007), Thomson. - Fundamentals of biochemistry: life at the molecular level, D. Voet, J.G. Voet and C.W. Pratt (2006 - 2nd edition), Wiley. - Biochemistry, J.M. Berg, J.L. Tymoczko and L. Stryer (2007 - 6th Edition), Freeman. - Foundations of Chemical Biology, C.M. Dobson, J.A. Gerrard and A.J. Pratt (2001), Oxford Chemistry Primers, OUP.
This teaching unit contributes to the following competences
Understand the chemical processes whithin and related to living organisms
Written exam in two parts: one without notes and one with notes.
The final grade for this course is the grade of the written exam.
Prof. Kristin Bartik : 02/650 2063; e-mail: email@example.com; office: P2.2.213.
Dr. Lionel Marcélis (assistant): 02/650 2700; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; office P2.2.112.
Campus Solbosch, building P2, P2.2.204
Theory : 30h
Exercises and seminars : 30h
Questions can be answered during the break or after classes. The practicals are a privileged moment for discussions. It is also possible to make an appointment with the teaching staff to ask further questions.