What is biochemistry?

Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. It is a laboratory based science that brings together biology and chemistry. By using chemical knowledge and techniques, biochemists can understand and solve biological problems. Biochemistry focuses on processes happening at a molecular level. It focuses on what’s happening inside our cells, studying components like proteins, lipids, Nucleic acid etc. Biochemistry covers a range of scientific disciplines, including genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science and medicine..

What do biochemists do?

Provide new ideas and experiments to understand how life works
Support our understanding of health and disease
Contribute innovative information to the technology revolution
Work alongside chemists, physicists, healthcare professionals, policy makers, engineers and many more professionals

Biochemists work in many places, including:

Food institutes
Forensic crime research
Drug discovery and development

Course Outcomes of Biochemistry