What is Biochemistry?

Biochemistry is the study of the molecular basis of life. Living organisms such as humans, animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and viruses are made up of unique chemicals. Because these chemicals are so different from the chemical compounds found in non-living systems, we call them biomolecules.  By studying the structure-function relationship of the biomolecules, biochemists contribute, for example, to the development of vaccines and therapies for infectious diseases, the genetic manipulation of organisms and understanding the molecular basis of enzyme working, fermentation, heredity, congenital diseases, cancer and the drive towards personalized medicine.

Biochemistry consists of the following subjects:

  • Introductory Biochemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Enzymology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Analytical Biochemistry