9360-0004/01 – Biochemistry (BCH)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
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PLA88 prof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
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Full-time Credit 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of Biochemistry lectures is introduction of students to Biochemistry and Biotechnology basic knowledge.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The biochemistry lectures are aimed to student introduction to basic knowledge of biochemistry showing up chemical structure, properties and reactivity of compounds that form base of living organisms. Further, it is aimed to principles of metabolisms and transformation of energy. The basic lectures of biochemistry are completed with overwiev of applications in practice.

Compulsory literature:

CH. K. Mathews, K. E. van Holde, K. G. Ahern. Biochemistry. Prentice Hall; 3 edition 1999. D. L. Nelson, M. M. Cox. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, W. H. Freeman, 2012.

Recommended literature:

Nelson, D.L., Cox, M.M. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry. W. H. Freeman, 2012. Campbell M., Farrell S. Biochemistry. 2007.Thomson Brooks/Cole

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

For this subject other requirements for student are not determined.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction. Description of biochemistry and sphere of research. Composition and organization of living matter. Basic unit of living organisms, biopolymers, principles of metabolisms and energy transformation. 2. Peptides and proteins. Amino acides, structure, chemical and physical properties, chirality, importance of amino acides, isolation and analysis of amino acides. 3. Peptides and proteins. Structure, sequences and their determination, biochemical significant peptides. Strukture of proteins, conformation and their changes, allostery. Classification of proteins. Isolation of proteins. Methods of protein research. 4. Nucleic acids. Nukleotides. Composition and structure of DNA and RNA, properties, methods of research. 5. Saccharides. Properties, classification of monosaccharides. Monosaccharides and their derivatives, di-, oligo- and polysaccharides. Structures, chirality and function in living organisms. Glycosides. Glycoproteins and proteoglycans. Analysis of saccharides. 6. Lipids. Compositions, properties, function in organisms. Neutral lipids, waxes, polar lipids. Steroides. Structure and significancy of biomembranes. 7. Enzymes. Structure, confirmation, properties, classification, nomenclature. Occurence of enzymes. Activity. Coenzymes. Applied enzymology. 8. Mechanisms and kinetics of enzymatic reactions. Factors influencing of enzymatic reactions. Inhibitors. Other biocatalyzators. 9. Metabolisms and energy transformations in living systems. Catabolism and anabolism. Biochemical reactions, bioenergy. 10. Respiratory chain and a oxidative fosforylation. Photosynthesis. Transfer of electrons and protons in respiratory chain. Biological oxidation. Krebs cycle. Glyoxalate cycle. 11. Metabolisms of saccharides and lipids. Glykolysis. Fermentation. Metabolisms of lipids. Metabolisms of glycerol. Biosynthesis of lipids. 12. Metabolisms of proteins, nucleic acids, and other nitroegen-containig compounds. Degradation of amino acides. Biosynthesis amino acides. 13. Biochemistry of microorganisms. Dividing according of carbon and energy source. Microorganisms in environment. Influence of the environment on living organisms. Cycles of biogenic elements in nature. Biodegradation, biosorption. 14. -15. Application of biochemistry in technologies. Food and alimentary, biotechnology, formation of biogas, treatment of minerals, waste disposal.

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2010/2011 (B3923) Materials Engineering (3911R033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 3 Optional study plan

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