(Prerequisite, CH574 or CH370) The first half of a year-long biochemistry sequence that provides an in-depth look at the chemistry that occurs in living organisms. The course content will focus on the structure-function relationships as they pertain to the major classes of biomolecules. Central to this theme will be a detailed examination of protein function, enzyme kinetics, bioinformatics, and the molecular basis of nucleotide and protein synthesis. The basic structure and function of nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates will also be examined. Concurrent enrollment in the lab is required for B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Biochemistry concentration within the Chemistry degrees.