Biomolecules and Biochemistry I


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module

  • Can explain the properties of a broad diversity of biological molecules
  • Can account for the basic synthesis of biological macromolecules (DNA/RNA,┬áprotein/sugars, polysaccharides and lignin)
  • Can account for degradation of lignocellulosic material
  • Can account for the structure of biomolecules
  • Can account for the structure and reproduction of prokaryote and eukaryote cells


  • Can distinguish between anaerobic and aerobic organisms and basic metabolism
  • Can outline basic properties of enzymes
  • Has a basic understanding of DNA replication, RNA and protein synthesis
  • Knows about prokaryote and eukaryote cell components, functions and division
  • Can use the gained knowledge in the project "Biomass conversion"


  • Can evaluate whether processes are aerobic or anaerobic
  • Can understand which biochemical processes that are important in connection with the complex biotechnological processes in connection with biomass conversion e.g. in a biorefinery

Type of instruction

Lectures, group work and seminar calculation exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examBiomolecules and Biochemistry I
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Approved active participation in the teaching is a prerequisite for participation in the regular exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBiomolekyler og Biokemi I
Module codeK-BBT-B2-1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science