Advanced CSIR Foundation Batch 2021
A. Structure of atoms, molecules, and chemical bonds.
B Composition, structure, and function of biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids,
proteins, nucleic acids, and vitamins).
C. Stabilizing interactions (Van der Waals, electrostatic, hydrogen bonding, hydrophobic
D Principles of biophysical chemistry (pH, buffer, reaction kinetics, thermodynamics,
E. Bioenergetics, glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation, coupled reaction, group
transfer, biological energy transducers.
F. Principles of catalysis, enzymes and enzyme kinetics, enzyme regulation, mechanism of
enzyme catalysis, isozymes
G. Conformation of proteins (Ramachandran plot, secondary structure, domains, motif
H. Conformation of nucleic acids (helix (A, B, Z), t-RNA, micro-RNA).
I. Stability of proteins and nucleic acids.
J. Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids nucleotides, and vitamins.
What Will I Learn?