Biochemistry II


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in General and organic chemistry, Biomolecules and Biochemistry I or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module

  • Can account for the synthesis of biological macromolecules (DNA/RNA and protein)
  • Can account for the structure, function and regulation of biomolecules
  • Can account for Michaelis-Menten enzyme kinetics
  • Can account for the energy metabolism of cellular systems
  • Can account for basic metabolic pathways


  • Can describe the structure and function of lipids, cell membranes and membrane proteins
  • Can give an overview of important metabolic pathways; glycolysis, citric acid cyclus, oxidative phosphorylation, glyconeogenesis, photosynthesis, Calvin cyclus, pentose phosphate synthesis, protein metabolism, amino acid catabolism and fatty acid metabolism
  • Has an understanding of DNA replication, RNA and protein synthesis
  • Can use the gained knowledge in the project "The cell as a factory"


  • Can evaluate whether processes are anabolic or catabolic and whether processes are primary metabolic or secondary metabolic
  • Can understand which biochemical processes that are important in connection with the complex biotechnological processes in e.g. a biorefinery

Type of instruction

Lectures, group work and seminar calculation exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examBiochemistry II
Type of exam
Written exam
4 hours
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 titleBiokemi II
Module codeK-BBT-B4-4
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