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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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KEMI6403 Bioorganic chemistry 8 ECTS
Organised by
Preceding studies
Preceding studies: B Sc course in organic chemistry

Learning outcomes

In nucleic acid chemistry, protolytic equilibria, conformations, tautomerism and coordination chemistry of nucleosides and nucleotides, structure and reactivity of nucleic acids, mechanisms of catalytic nucleic acids, synthesis of nucleosides, nucleotides and oligonucleotides, their structural analogs and conjugates useful in chemotherapy, and alternative strategies of targeting and delivery of therapeutic nucleotides and oligonucleotides. In peptide chemistry, solid supported methods for preparation of peptides and their conjugates, and their assembly to proteins, role of chemistry in development of methods useful in proteomics. In carbohydrate chemistry, protecting group strategies and functionalization of monosaccharides, synthetic strategies of oligosaccharides and glycopeptides, chemical basis protein carbohydrate interactions and glycoclusters as research tools and chemotherapeutics.


The course is aimed at elucidating the role of synthetic and mechanistic chemistry of biomolecules and biopolymers, their modified analogs and conjugates as research tool for cell biology and as a chemical basis of understanding of biological phenomena at the level of individual bond making and breaking processes and interatomic interactions. Main attention is paid to chemistry and therapeutic applications of nucleic acids, proteins and carbohydrates.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 60 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Written exam
  • In Finnish


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Recommended year of study: autumn 2017 & spring 2018

Study materials

Power point presentations.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Chemistry
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Materials Science