biochemistry (Greek βιοχημεία, wiochimía, „the chemistry of the life “; to the origin of chemistry see there and under Alchemie) is the science of the chemical procedures in organisms.

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the subject of biochemistry

biochemistry concerns itself with

  • the clearing-up of the mechanisms and the controlling of the metabolism, as well as with the clearing-up of the materials taken part in it.
  • the clearing-up of the molecular structure of the organism of the organisms and like these components to be made available and like it interacted.
  • the clearing-up of the mechanisms of information exchange in and between organisms, thatStorage and the call of information and the materials taken part in each case.

In the course its concentrate the views on the groups of materials of nucleic acids, proteins, Lipide and coal hydrates, as well as their derivatives. The predominant part of the biochemical interesting procedurestakes place in organisms and thus in aqueous environment.

history of biochemistry

biochemistry developed since beginning 19. Century from biology, chemistry and the medical physiology and was from the outset closewith the genetics and cell biology links. These sciences work still hand in hand and their borders overlap each other strongly. The ranges biochemistry, cell biology and genetics are often summarized nowadays under the title molecular biology.

As one the first Germanswas occupied at the beginning 19. Century George Carl Ludwig victory-wait in Tübingen with biochemistry. He worked among other things over acid indicators with Herbstzeitlosen, analyses of Gallen - and urine stones and the proteins of blood serum. In France discovered Anselme Payen 1833 with the Diastase the first enzyme. Starting from 1845 isolated Julius Eugen Schlossberger in its laboratory in the kitchen of lock high Tübingen Kreatin from muscle meat of the alligator, analyzed rachitische bones, the iodine content of Korallen and copper in the Hämocyanin. His successor Felix Hoppe Seyler was concerned 1861 - 1872 at the same place among other things with muscle contraction, dead rigidity, lactic acid from Glykogen, oxidation - and reduction enzymes and hemoglobin. Under its line Friedrich discovered Mie 1869 the Nuklein. Eduard Buchner, of 1896 - 1898 extraordinary professor of chemistry in Tübingen, 1896 the cell-free fermentation discovered and for it 1907 with the Nobelpreis was honoured. Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, a pioneer of biochemistry inGreat Britain, discovered 1912 the Vitamine and essential amino acids and for it 1929 with the Nobelpreis was distinguished. In the year 1926 Otto Heinrich being castle discovered the breathing enzyme Cytochromoxidase, for which it received 1931 the Nobelpreis.

milestones of biochemistry

of research institutes in the German-speaking countries

(the list is incomplete)

biochemistry the firm component of the high-school training particularly from the medical profession and biologists, in addition, other scientists became, then are institutes for biochemistry at many German universities.

arrangement of biochemistry

depending upon investigation area can biochemistry into the following subregions be arranged:

  • medical biochemistry
  • ecological biochemistry
  • botanical biochemistry
  • zoo biochemistry
  • protein biochemistry
  • immune biochemistry
  • neuro biochemistry
  • physical biochemistry

methods of biochemistry

biochemistry avails itself of the far palletthe molecular-biological methods, as well as analytic chemistry.


study of the biochemistry

of biochemistry courses of studies gives it at present (2005) in the FRG both with the conclusions to diploma and Bachelor and/or. Master:

  • The diploma course of studiesBiochemistry has one average period of study of 9 to 10 terms and one maximum study duration of 13 to 14 terms and leads to the occupation-qualifying conclusion diploma Biochemiker/in.
  • The Bachelorstudiengang biochemistry has one average period of study of 6 to 8 terms and leads to the occupation-qualifying conclusion Bachelor OF Science - biochemistry.

German universities, which offer a biochemistry study:

Course of studies conclusion place, kind D. University
biochemistry diploma Bayreuth, U
Biochemie Bachelor Berlin, FU
biochemistry diploma Berlin, FU
biochemistry Bachelor Bochum, U
Biochemie Bachelor Duesseldorf, U
Biochemie diploma To Frankfurt/Main, U
Biochemie diploma grab forest, U
biochemistry diploma resounding joke mountain, U
biochemistry diploma Hanover, U
Biochemie diploma Jena, U
Biochemie diploma Leipzig, U
Biochemie Bachelor Munich, DO
biochemistry diploma Munich, U
Biochemie diploma potsdam, U
biochemistry diploma Regensburg, U
Biochemie diploma Tübingen, U
Biochemie Bachelor Ulm, U
biochemistry diploma jokes/stove corner, U
biochemistry - chemistry D. Life sciences Bachelor Bielefeld, U
Biochemistry and Cell Biology Bachelor Bremen, IU
chemical biology Bachelor Dortmund, U
Biochemie/molecular biology diploma Hamburg, U
Biochemie and. Molecular biology diploma Kiel, U

Source:, January 2006

apart from the pure biochemistry study exists to study the possibility chemistry or biology and specialize during the study toward biochemistry. A specialization takes place thereby usually via the choice of biochemistry as obligation to vote subject and/or. Specialityas well as the preparation of the thesis (diploma), Bachelor Thesis or master Thesis within the field of biochemistry. This variant offers the advantage that first-year university students do not have to decide directly for a pure biochemistry study. Rather they have to become acquainted with the possibility in the basic study different fan, around itselfthen during the main study on a certain specialization (e.g. To specify biochemistry). The possibility for it is given at many German universities and the average periods of study corresponds to those of the pure biochemistry courses of studies.

the specialist for biochemistry

it exists also the possibility,to become active after a completed medicine study in Germany as a specialist for biochemistry. For this it requires a four years old training further time. On these 1 year

is to be taken into account. Were registered January 2001 115 specialists for biochemistry, ofthose one was established. 28 did not exercise a medical activity.


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Biochemical technical periodicals


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