Basic concepts in Enzymology

By Dr. Deepa G Muricken   |   St. Mary’s College Thrissur
Learners enrolled: 1301
Enzymes are pivotal part of living system. They are biological catalysts that perform myriads of metabolic reactions that sustain life. Enzymes facilitate life process in all life forms ranging from prokaryotes to eukaryotes. Hence the study of enzymes is crucial in understanding biochemical basis of life.
This course on ‘Basic concepts in Enzymology’ is designed to introduce students to various theoretical and practical aspects of enzymology. This course will cover topics such as Enzyme classification and nomenclature, mechanism of enzyme action and the factors affecting their activities, enzyme kinetics, enzyme inhibition, regulation of enzyme activity, isolation and purification of enzymes and various industrial and clinical applications of enzymes. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials and interaction/discussion sections.   
This is an introductory course intended for undergraduate students in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology and other life science courses including Botany, Zoology etc. Basic understanding about the biological catalysts can open new avenues for interdisciplinary research. Further, this course would serve as foundation for advanced Enzymology studies.

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 05 Jul 2021
End Date : 22 Sep 2021
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2021
Category :
  • Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

1 : Module 1,2,3
2 : Module 4,5,6
3 : Module 7,8,9
4 : Module 10,11,12
5 : Module 13,14,15
6 : Module 16,17,18
7 : Module 19,20,21
8 : Module 22,23,24
9 : Module 25,26,27
10 : Module 28,29,30
11 : Module 31,32,33
12 : Module 34,35,36

Books and references

1. Biochemistry. 5th edition, Berg JM, Tymoczko JL, Stryer L. publisher: W H Freeman
2. Biochemistry, 2nd edition Reginald Garrett and Charles Grisham
3. Enzymes 2nd Edition Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Clinical Chemistry by T Palmer P L Bonner
4. Color Atlas of Biochemistry 2nd edition by Jan Koolman and Klaus-Heinrich Roehm
5. Cornish-Bowden, A., Fundamentals of Enzyme Kinetics (revised ed.), Portland Press (1995). [A lucid and detailed account of enzyme kinetics.]
6. Nelson, David L. (David Lee), 1942-. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry. New York :W.H. Freeman, 2005.
7. Voet, D., Voet, J. G., & Pratt, C. W. (2008). Fundamentals of biochemistry: Life at the molecular level. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
8. Tymoczko, LubertStryer,and LubertStryer. Biochemistry. New York: W.H. Freeman, 2002. Print.

Instructor bio

Dr. Deepa G Muricken

St. Mary’s College Thrissur
Dr. Deepa G Muricken Asst. Professor in Biochemistry, St. Mary’s College Thrissur done her PhD at Protein Science and Technology, CFTRI Mysore. During PhD work she worked on engineering Enzyme Inhibitors and analyzing them. She has research experience at Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and worked as research scientist at Monsanto research Centre Bangalore. She moved to teaching field for the past 9 years and has several funded projects and publications.

Course certificate

30% for in Course Assessment & 70% of end-term Proctored Exam.

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