Introduction to Natural Products and Introduction to Bioorganic Chemistry

Course Information
TitleΕΝΟΤΗΤΑ: ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ ΦΥΣΙΚΩΝ ΠΡΟΪΟΝΤΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΒΙΟΟΡΓΑΝΙΚΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ / Introduction to Natural Products and Introduction to Bioorganic Chemistry
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID40002698

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • Υ06 Organic Chemistry I
  • Υ09 Organic Chemistry II
  • Υ12 Organic Chemistry III
  • Υ15 Biochemistry I
  • Υ17 Biochemistry II
Learning Outcomes
The students are introduced to bioorganic chemistry, an inderdisciplinary field that combines organic chemistry and biochemistry.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • 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. Biosynthesis of natural products. Basic concepts of biosynthetic mechanisms. Acetic acid biosynthetic pathway. Shikimic acid pathway. Mevalonate pathway. Mixed biosynthetic routes of alkaloids
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint presentation, molecular docking studies-Computational chemistry
Course Organization
Reading Assigment145
Written assigments46
Student Assessment
Exams, exercises and oral presentation
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θέματα Βιοοργανικής Χημείας (Χρύσα Τζουγκράκη, Γεώργιος Κόκκοτος)
Additional bibliography for study
Introduction to bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology (Carsten Schmuck, Welma 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 Introduction to Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology by David Van Vranken (Author), Gregory A. Weiss
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