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Biological Chemistry 3
Group Leader : Prof. Arne van der Gen, University of Leiden, NL ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Public : This test has been designed to evaluate a level of competence in biological chemistry equivalent to that of a person who has completed the core chemistry syllabus at University.
Duration : You may answer the questions in any order during 60 minutes.
Structure : The test consists of 30 questions covering the topics given below. It starts with 15 questions at the introductory level, followed by 10 questions at the intermediate level and finally 5 questions at the advanced level of difficulty.
- Biomolecules 1: macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates).
- Biomolecules 2: small molecules (building blocks, vitamins, hormones, prostaglandins, alkaloïds, antibiotics, terpenoids, flavonoids and gases).
- Reactions of biomolecules: mechanisms and functional groups, redox reactions, acid-bases reactions, Bioelements, metal/non-metal, trace and bulk elements.
- Biological environment: water, pH.
- Chemical and physical factors: controlling bioelements and biomolecules.: selection, separation, recognition, chirality, solubility, membranes.
- Biocatalysis: enzymes.
- Bioenergetics: photosynthesis, citric acid cycle, fatty acid oxidations.
- Metabolism 1: anabolism (biosynthesis).
- Metabolism 2: catabolism (biodegradation).
- Bioanalysis: spectroscopy (n.m.r., fluorescence etc.) , diffraction, mass spectrometry, biomarkers, labelling.