Division of Biochemistry
Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes in living organisms, including, but not limited to, living matter. Biochemistry governs all living organisms and living processes. By controlling information flow through biochemical signaling and the flow of chemical energy through metabolism, biochemical processes give rise to the incredible complexity of life. Much of biochemistry deals with the structures and functions of cellular components such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules although increasingly processes rather than individual molecules are the main focus. Over the last 40 years, biochemistry has become so successful at explaining living processes that now almost all areas of the life sciences, botany, and medicine are engaged in biochemical research. Today the main focus of pure biochemistry is understanding how biological molecules give rise to the processes that occur within living cells (molecular biochemistry) which in turn relates greatly to the study and understanding of whole organisms. Other areas of biochemistry include the genetic code (DNA, RNA), protein synthesis, cell membrane transport, and signal transduction.
Academic members of Biochemistry Division are actively engaged in education and research in areas as enzymology, antioxidant system, protein purification, medicinal plant, and bioinformatics.
University Courses for DVM Student:
- Biochemistry I
- Biochemistry II
University Courses for Veterinary Laboratory Sciences BSc Student:
- Biochemistry II
- Training in biochemistry
- Electron microscopy
- Dr. Hossein Tayefi-Nasrabadi (Associate Professor)
- Dr. Farzad Niazpour (Lecturer)
- Dr. Mehdi Basaki (Assistant Professor)