2017-2018 Catalog

BIO 349 Biochemistry I

This course explores the roles of the essential biological macromolecules, focusing on proteins, while covering lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. Topics include the structure and function of these macromolecules, as well as an investigation of the biochemical methods used to study them. Also included are topics covering proteomics, DNA-based information technologies, biosignaling, and an introduction to enzyme kinetics. This course is the first in a two-semester sequence of Biochemistry classes (with Chemistry 350) that is required for Biochemistry majors. For a one semester Biochemistry class, see Biology 322.


4 units


BIO 130 and CHEM 220; or permission of instructor


BIO 349L

Core Requirements Met

  • Mathematics/Science