Bioorganic Chemistry

Course Information
TitleΒΙΟΡΓΑΝΙΚΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ / Bioorganic Chemistry
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID40000997

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Basic general logic in Organic chemistry and Biochemistry.
Learning Outcomes
During this course students are expected: • Το experience the participation of organic chemists in studies at the interface between chemistry and biology • To gain important insights into the function of complex biological system at a molecular level • Το become familiar with the basic principles of chemical biology and drug design • Το use organic compounds as tools in studying biology
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Organic Chemistry in Biological Systems. Molecular mechanism of enzyme reactions. Biocatalysis and enzymes in organic synthesis.Synthetic enzyme models-Artificial enzymes. Molecular recognition. Drug design. Catalytic antibodies.
chemical biology, bioactivity, drug design
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Powerpoint presentations, Molecular docking studies-Computational chemistry
Course Organization
Reading Assigment50
Interactive Teaching in Information Center2
Written assigments45
Student Assessment
Written Exams-Projects at home
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θέματα Βιοοργανικής Χημείας (Χρύσα Τζουγκράκη, Γεώργιος Κόκκοτος)
Additional bibliography for study
Highlights in Bioorganic Chemistry (Carsten Schmuck, Helma Wennemers) Bioorganic Chemistry: Nucleic Acids Edited by Sidney M. Hecht Bioorganic Chemistry: Carbohydrates Edited by Sidney M. Hecht Bioorganic Chemistry: Peptides and Proteins Edited by Sidney M. Hecht
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