Organic chemistry is the study of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.
— Mike Adams
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Biochemistry originally developed as a small crossover field between Biology and Chemistry. Over the years Biochemistry has matured into an autonomous discipline focusing on molecular aspects of Biology. It shares techniques and interests with many other Life Sciences such as Microbiology, Pharmacology, Genetics, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Virology, Physiology and Food Sciences but still retains firm links to Chemistry and Physics. In this sense Biochemistry is the central discipline of all natural sciences.

At the University of Pretoria, the Department of Biochemistry focuses on molecular aspects of Diseases of Poverty including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria as well as antimicrobial peptides. It also lays a strong emphasis on Structural Biology and Tea Research.

 

General Enquiries:  biochem [at] up.ac.za

Departmental Administrator:

Ms Saronda Fillis
E-mail: Saronda.Fillis [at] up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3793

 

Head of Department:

Prof Wolf-Dieter Schubert
E-mail: Wolf-Dieter.Schubert [at] up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 2300

 


 

Physical Adress:

Postal Address:

Room 7-12, Agricultural Sciences Building
University of Pretoria
c/o University & Lynnwood Roads
Hatfield
Pretoria
0083
South Africa

Department of Biochemistry
University of Pretoria
Private bag X20
Hatfield
Pretoria
0028
South Africa

 

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