Typical graduate programs related to biochemistry include agricultural biochemistry and biophysics, providing the linkage between the inanimate world of chemistry and the living world of biology.With a Masters
at University of Minnesota
you will have come to understand the chemical principles of biological systems including molecular biology. You will also have developed laboratory expertise in modern biochemical techniques, including the ability to analyze data and prepare scientific reports. You will have a solid grounding in mathematics and physics to solve problems of broad range in biological, biomedical and environmental sciences in order to prepare you for leadership in diverse scientific and technological arenas.
masters students: You will have typically explored the roles of essential biological molecules including proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates, with an introduction to nucleic acids, providing you with a systematic and methodical application of general and organic chemistry principles. You will typically have examined the structure of proteins, their function, the methodologies for the purification and characterization of proteins, and the alteration of protein function through protein engineering. You will also have made a detailed study of enzymes and their kinetics and mechanisms.