Course Description

Biochemistry I and Biochemistry II provide a comprehensive survey of biochemistry at the graduate level. Biochemistry I will cover the structure and function of biological macromolecules as well as topics on metabolic pathways, including glycolysis, citric acid cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation. The course will also cover current methods used in biochemistry and medicine.

This is the first part of a two-part course. Registration is required separately for each part of the course.


The above course(s) or equivalent. Solid understanding of organic chemistry or permission from the instructor.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand protein structure and thermodynamics
  • Describe protein-protein interaction and structure-function relationships in biochemical systems
  • Name structure and function of carbohydrates and lipids, aspects of central metabolism
  • Identify nucleic acid biochemistry  

    Textbook Information

    There is a required textbook for BIOC 301 that can be purchased through FAES or on your own. The name of the book is: Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, (8th ed.). The fee for the book is $308.00. If you would like to purchase the book through FAES, please register for the section (BIOC 301-002) that includes the book. Upon receipt of payment and fulfillment of your book order, your book can be picked up at the FAES Bookstore in Building 10 on the main NIH campus.

    If you are unable to pick up the book at the FAES bookstore and would like the book mailed to you, please contact FAES at (301) 496-7976 or registrar@faes.org. There is a $10 charge for mailing the book.

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