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


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