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


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Biotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science