University of Calgary

BCEM 341 - Biochemistry of Life Processes - Winter 2014

Emphasis is placed on describing the chemistry of biochemical molecules including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, and how this relates to cell structure and life processes. Basic concepts of metabolism are introduced, focusing on the breakdown of carbohydrates for energy. The laboratory component reinforces learning of the lecture material, while teaching technical skills and the analysis and interpretation of experiments involving biochemical molecules.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3/2)


  • Credit for both Biochemistry 341 and either 393. Not open to majors in the Department of Biological Sciences or Natural Sciences concentrators in Biological Sciences.


  • Chemistry 351.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2014.
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