University of Calgary

BCEM 575 - Lipids - Winter 2023

Structure and function of lipids including phospholipids, sphingolipids, and steroids. Topics include properties of lipids and bilayers, lipid-lipid and lipid-protein interactions, technological applications, biosynthesis and regulation, lipids as second messengers, intracellular trafficking, and lipids in physiology and disease. Literature review and student seminars are significant components of this course.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-1T)


  • 6 units of courses labelled Biochemistry.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2024.
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