772300 Biophysical chemistry

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Wilson, Iain B.H. , Rothwangl-Eckmair, Barbara , Vanbeselaere, Jorick
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


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.
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