School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Advanced Biological Chemistry

Module code: CHE402

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 5, 9, 11: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Contact: Prof Marina Resmini
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE302U

This module focuses on the role of organic compounds in the natural world, with particular reference to biological and pharmaceutical systems. The role of synthetic models for biological systems is examined critically. The aim is to rationalise the properties and reactivity of the principal classes of natural products and to demonstrate the fundamental chemistry behind biochemical reactions in biosynthetic pathways. Major biosynthetic pathways leading to the formation of secondary metabolites are examined from the mechanistic point of view.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 7