Biochemistry  of Biomolecules

By Dr. Sudeshna Shyam Choudhury   |   St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata
Learners enrolled: 2790
As Microbiology is an interdisciplinary subject, Biochemistry is an integral part of this subject.
The Biochemistry course is a 36 module six unit course which has seven units that includes Bioenergetics, Biochemistry of Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Enzymes, Vitamins and Practicals.
To know a specific system like microorganisms vividly, Biochemistry is the important background subject. After completion of the course, the students can automatically apply this knowledge of Biochemistry in their corresponding fields. It will help them enough for their research purpose and competitive examinations.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 16 weeks
Start Date : 01 Jun 2020
End Date : 18 Sep 2020
Exam Date : 14 Dec 2020 IST
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2020
Category :
  • Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1
Module 01: Molecules of living systems - Part 1
Module 02: Molecules of living Systems – Part 2
Module 03: Molecules of living systems - Part 3

Week 2
Module 04: Molecules of living systems Part 4
Module 05: Molecules of living systems Part 5
Module 06: Reactions of the biological system

Week 3
Module 07: Carbohydrates- Part 1
Module 08: Carbohydrtaes- Part  2
Module 09: Lipids

Week 4
Module 10: Lipid Metabolism (Part-1)
Module 11: Lipid metabolism (Part 2)
Module 12: Lipid metabolism (Part-3)

Week 5
Module 13: Proteins (Part-1)
Module 14: Proteins (Part-2)
Module 15: Proteins (Part-3)

Week 6
Module 16: Covalent primary structure
Module 17: Secondary structure
Module 18: Supersecondary, tertiary and quaternary structure 

Week 7
Module 19: Protein folding, symmetry, subunit and dynamics
Module 20: Different shape, size of proteins and fibrous proteins
Module 21: Quaternery structure globular protein

Week 8
Module 22: Enzyme, Characteristics, Properties & Significance
Module 23: Enzyme, Activity, Purification, Assay, Unit
Module 24: Enzyme, Kinetics regulation & Catalysis

Week 9
Module 25: Vitamins 
Module 26: Vitamin B Complex (Part-1)
Module 27: Vitamin B Complex (Part-2)

Week 10
Module 28: Vitamin C
Module 29: Vitamin D

Week 11
Module 30: Vitamin A, E & K

Week 12
Module 31: Estimation of DNA and RNA by Measurement of sugar

Week 13
Module 32: Protein Estimation 

Week 14
Module 33: Estimation of glucose by Glucose Oxidase Method
Module 34: Estimation of serum cholesterol by cholesterol oxidase method

Books and references

Lehninger Principle of Biochemistry by D.L. Nelson and M.M. Cox. 7th edition.
Biochemistry by Donald Voet and Judith Voet. 4th edition
Harper’s illustrated Biochemistry by Robert K. Murray
Molecular Biology of the Cell, 4th edition by Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and Peter Walter.
Biochemistry. 6th edition. By Charles Grisham, Reginald H Garrett, Stavroula Andreopoulos, William G. Willmore, Imed E. Gallouzi.

Instructor bio

Dr. Sudeshna Shyam Choudhury

St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata
The Head of the Department of Microbiology, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. Done Ph.D. from the division of Plant Science, Bose Institute. Her research interest includes of phytochemical analysis of different tea clones grown under different climatic condition around the world as well as UV stress related biochemical on plants and human. Currently working on medical beverages and their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Authored a book, “Fundamentals of Biochemistry”. Investigator and co-investigator of two major and minor research projects sponsored by WBDST, NTRF, Tea Board and UGC (minor).

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn. 

Internal Assessment :  30 marks  &  Proctored Examination: 70 marks

Total Marks: 100 ; Passing Marks: 40

• Certificate/Examination Registration url:  Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations. Should you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us through SWAYAM-NTA in person at any of the designated exam center.

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