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About This Course

The Introduction to Enzymology course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and applications of enzymology, focusing on the study of enzymes, their structure, function, and regulation. Enzymes are essential biological catalysts that drive numerous biochemical reactions in living organisms, and understanding their properties is crucial for various scientific fields, including biochemistry, molecular biology, and biotechnology. Through a combination of lectures, laboratory exercises, and interactive discussions, this course will cover the following topics: Enzyme Classification and Nomenclature: Students will explore the different classes of enzymes and learn how they are named and categorized based on their reaction types and substrates. Enzyme Structure and Function: The course will delve into the three-dimensional structure of enzymes, including active sites, catalytic mechanisms, and the relationship between structure and function. Enzyme Kinetics: Students will study the principles of enzyme kinetics, including the Michaelis-Menten equation, enzyme-substrate interactions, and factors affecting enzymatic activity such as temperature, pH, and enzyme inhibitors. Enzyme Regulation: This section will focus on the mechanisms by which enzymes are regulated, including allosteric regulation, covalent modifications, and feedback inhibition. Enzymes in Biotechnology and Medicine: The course will explore the applications of enzymes in various fields, such as industrial biotechnology, food processing, drug development, and diagnostic assays. Enzyme Assays and Experimental Techniques: Students will gain hands-on experience in enzyme assays, including spectrophotometric and chromatographic methods, to measure enzyme activity and characterize enzymatic reactions. By the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation in enzymology, enabling them to understand the fundamental concepts, techniques, and applications in this field. This knowledge will be valuable for those pursuing careers in research, medicine, biotechnology, or any discipline where an understanding of enzymatic processes is crucial.

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Basic senior secondary knowledge

Course Staff

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Dr. saroj Shekhawat

Assistant Professor, School of Science GSFC UNiversity, Vadodara

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R Subhiksha

Teaching Assistant Microbiology, School of Science, GSFC University Vadodara

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Senior Secondary level.