772300 Biophysical chemistry

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2020
Languages of instruction


Note due to the current situation - no physical lectures planned for rest of semester.
Homework exercises will be sent via BOKUlearn.
After Easter, BigBlueButton lectures will be held on Mondays (starting 27th April at 10:45).
Read the relevant chapters of the course book.
An 'emergency' mode of exam (see below) is offered for those who wish to finish by end of June 2020.

Basic thermodynamics

Binding of ligands to macromolecules

Acids, bases and pH regulation

Oxidation-reduction reactions and electrochemistry

Properties of solutions

Basic chemical kinetics and single-step reactions

Catalysis and enzyme kinetics

Multi-substrate enzyme kinetics and enzyme inhibition

Use of spectroscopy and radioactivity

Previous knowledge expected

Basic chemical and biochemical knowledge from BSc.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students should be able to appreciate, from a biochemical perspective, the basic physical chemistry underlying biological phenomena as well as to use the relevant formulae in problems with a chemical or biochemical background.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.