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Introduction to Chemistry and Biochemistry

This module is designed as an introduction to chemical concepts for graduate students from non-chemistry backgrounds.


  • Introduction to biomolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates, small molecules and their structures.
  • Introduction to chemical laboratory work.
  • Preparation of chemical samples.
  • Basic synthesis methodologies and mechanisms.
  • Enzyme kinetics.
  • Thermodynamics.Inter-molecular forces.
  • Bonding.

Module leader:

Dr Nikola P. Chmel