Details of LS2101 (Autumn 2016)

Level: 2 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS2101 Biochemistry Rahul Das,
Supratim Datta


  • Overview of Biochemistry: Acid Base concept, biological buffers, biological interactions; Biochemistry of macro-molecules

  • Protein, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Nucleic acids and Nucleotides (physical properties, structure, function, separation techniques etc.)

  • Enzymology: Classification and nomenclature of enzymes - structures and functions of vitamins and coenzymes, enzyme kinetics, enzyme regulation and recent advances in enzymology

  • Nutrition: Digestion and absorption of food; Concepts of probiotics and prebiotics

  • Overview of cellular metabolism


  1. D. Nelson and Cox, Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Mcmillan, (2012)

  2. Jeremy M. Berg, John L. Tymoczko, Lubert Stryer, Biochemistry, W.H. Freeman, (2011)

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 3 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed