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Introduction

Watch the video to find out about the syntheses and separation of organic molecules plus the range of products used as medicines, particularly those developed from natural sources. Technical terms …

The current status of bioenergy – Mathieu Flamini

As we illustrate throughout this course, biochemical principles provide important information for society as whole. Some of these biochemical principles feed into the wider economy through impacts on industry. A …

Linking bioenergetics to everyday challenges

All biochemical reactions involve changes in energy, as a result of the breaking and subsequent formation of chemical bonds. It is the biochemical field of bioenergetics that studies the transformation …

Energy released from respiration

Metabolic pathways provide essential resources and energy that all cells need to be able to grow and divide. The amount of energy obtained from these pathways can vary depending upon …

Future developments in bioenergy

Current global challenges include issues around global energy security, global food security and global water security. Here, we highlight how research involving biochemistry may be able to help identify solutions …

Experiment: catalytic reactions in biology

Here, we provide instructions for an experiment that detects the biochemical activity of catalase peroxidase. To understand the important principles behind this step, it is not essential to do this …

How do enzymes work?

To have a better understanding of how enzymes work inside cells, it is useful to think a little further about how energy influences whether a reaction will take place. How …

Enzymes are proteins that act as catalysts

As we consider how biochemistry can explain how cells function and provide solutions to some of society’s major challenges, it is important to think about how reactions take place inside …

Introduction to metabolism and bioenergetics

Metabolism is central to all cellular life. The video describes the cellular and molecular changes that deliver energy for organisms through different pathways. It highlights two of the most fundamental …

Self assess your understanding of week 1

This brief self assessment questionnaire will help you identify what areas of week 1 of this course you understood well and whether you may need to take a more active …