Imperial College London

ProfessorJaspervan Thor

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Professor of Molecular Biophysics



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Enzymes and Metabolism - LIFE40003


This course, which runs throughout the second half of the first year, builds on the fundamental concepts covered in Biological Chemistry to give more detailed insights into the molecular processes occurring in living systems. We intend that by the end of the year students will have a good understanding of biochemical reactions and be able to recognise functionally significant parts of complex molecular machinery. They should have an appreciation of molecular recognition and some understanding of the exquisite degree of control over chemical reactivity that must be exercised in living systems.