Biochemists investigate life processes at the molecular level. This involves a basic knowledge of biology and chemistry and an ability to apply it to the many chemical reactions which occur within and between cells. In this course, you will be learning how to think as a biochemist. In the first part of the course, this will include acquiring the ability to understand the structure and function of proteins. The second part of this course focuses on the metabolism of carbohydrates and how this is linked to the production and utilization of energy within the cell; specifically, how ATP production is regulated. Key to understanding the chemistry of the cell is a familiarity with the properties of water and membrane lipids as they affect cellular compartmentalization which should be mostly review from your chemistry and biology prerequisite courses.