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What is Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of molecules and mechanisms in living organisms. In biochemistry we explore the structure and function of the key biomolecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids) that allow the growth and development of all organisms. The study of biological processes helps us to understand diseases and to see ways to a healthier existence.

Honors Specialization Modules

Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of the molecules and mechanisms essential to life. In this module, students learn about the structures of genomes, genes, proteins, and other molecular components of the cell, the various levels at which gene expression and protein function are regulated, and how knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of disease can lead to treatments and cures.
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Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

This module offers coordinated, integrated training related to the multidisciplinary field of cancer biology, with emphasis on how knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of cancer progression is translated from the research lab to the cancer patient.
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Biochemistry and Cell Biology

This module integrates the study of the related fields of biochemistry and cell biology to give students an understanding of how biological molecules come together to form the structures that make up cells, the fundamental units of life, and how these cells interact with one another in multicellular organisms.
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Biochemistry and Chemistry

In these modules, students will gain a solid foundation in the principles governing the properties and interactions of chemical compounds, and will apply this foundation to the study of the molecular processes of life, including disease states and the treatment of disease.
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Biochemistry of Infection and Immunity

This module integrates the study of the related fields of biochemistry, microbiology, and immunology to give students an understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which microorganisms attack human host cells, and by which the human host responds.
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Biochemistry and Pathology of Human Diseases

This module integrates the study of the related fields of biochemistry and pathology to give students an understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which human diseases are caused and progress, and how this knowledge can lead to treatments and cures.
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Chemical Biology

In these modules, students will gain a solid foundation in the principles governing the properties and interactions of chemical compounds, and will apply this foundation to the study of the molecular processes of life, including disease states and the treatment of disease.
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Computational Biochemistry

In addition to learning fundamentals of biochemistry, students pursuing this module will learn computational approaches to understanding and analyzing large biochemical datasets such as those produced by next-generation sequencing.
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Genetics and Biochemistry

This module integrates the study of the related fields of genetics and biochemistry to give students an understanding of how differences in DNA sequences and modifications are passed from one generation to the next, and are manifested in the molecular processes of healthy and diseased organisms.
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Medical Biophysics and Biochemistry

This module integrates the study of the related fields of molecular biophysics and biochemistry to give students an understanding of the macroscopic, microscopic, and molecular systems of life, including the physical principles governing biological function, and how scientists can investigate these systems using imaging and biochemical experimentation.
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HBA/BMSc (Biochemistry)

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Specialization

Biochemistry is the study of the molecules and mechanisms essential to life. In this module, students learn about the structures of genomes, genes, proteins, and other molecular components of the cell, the various levels at which gene expression and protein function are regulated, and how knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of disease can lead to treatments and cures.

Major

Biochemistry is the study of the molecules and mechanisms essential to life. In this module, students learn about the structures of genomes, genes, proteins, and other molecular components of the cell, the various levels at which gene expression and protein function are regulated, and how knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of disease can lead to treatments and cures.
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Minor

Biochemistry is the study of the molecules and mechanisms essential to life. In this module, students are introduced to the discipline.

 

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