Bioorganic Chemistry

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

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
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, RNA, DNA, Protein and peptide structure, Protein function, Glycobiology, Polyketides and Terpenes, Chemical Control and Signal transduction
chemical biology, bioactivity, drug design, bioorganic chemistry
Educational Material Types
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Powerpoint presentations, Molecular docking studies-Computational chemistry
Course Organization
Reading Assigment26
Written assigments26
Student Assessment
Written Exams-Projects at home-Powerpoint presentations
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Report (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εισαγωγή στη Βιοοργανική Χημεία και τη Χημική Βιολογία (David Van Vranken και Gregory Weiss)
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 Θέματα Βιοοργανικής Χημείας (Χρύσα Τζουγκράκη, Γεώργιος Κόκκοτος)
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