Bio Chemistry Laboratory

Brief Description :

The Biochemistry Laboratory offers facilities to apply knowledge and skills in topics related to biochemistry field as well as to the molecular and cellular biology, and is designed for biology and biochemistry undergraduate students. In addition, the Biochemistry Laboratory is a reference laboratory for health sciences students where clinical chemistry is covered.

Topics include :

  • Standard biochemical experiments including identification of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleotides.
  • Advanced biochemical techniques related to enzymology, metabolism, and separation of biomolecules by extraction, chromatography and electrophoresis.
  • Cellular and molecular biology experiments including DNA, RNA and protein extraction and manipulation, PCR, bacterial transformation.
  • Clinical chemistry tests where a wide range of diagnostic tests on blood and urine samples are being conducted: Tests related to carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, metabolic disorders involving electrolytes, and diseases associated with liver, cardiac and renal dysfunction.

Major equipments used in the laboratory :

  • Centurion Centrifuges and micro centrifuge
  • Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Thermocycler machine
  • UV-trans illuminator
  • Horizontal and vertical electrophoresis systems
  • Drying Oven
  • Digital Balance
  • Water Bath
  • pH meter

Laboratory serves the following courses (Fall/Spring2017/2018) :

Course Code Course Title Semester Hours/Week
BCHM 215 Biochemistry Fall/Spring 6
BCHM 331L Biochemistry Fall 4
MELS 401 Genetics and molecular biology Fall 2
BIOL 334L Cell and molecular biology Spring 4
BCHM 336L Metabolic biochemistry Spring 2
BCHM 432L Clinical biochemistry Spring 3

Laboratory Information :

  • Building: C
  • Floor: 2
  • Room: C207
  • Capacity: 20
  • Contact Name: Hayaa Hussein
  • Ext: 4028