"Biochemistry", which originates from the Greek word "bios" meaning "living" and means "living chemistry", is a branch of science that studies the chemical structure of living organisms and the chemical events that occur in living organisms throughout life. Biochemistry is the branch of science that occupies a central place in health and life sciences. Therefore, it is comprehensive and multidisciplinary. In addition to traditional disciplines such as molecular biology, cell biology, and enzyme biology; biochemistry encompasses also the newer scientific fields such as genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics.
Organic, inorganic, analytical chemistry and advanced molecular biology techniques are used in biochemistry studies. It is aimed to give practical basic biochemistry education, which is necessary to understand the physiological and pathological processes and the effects of drugs. Determining the differences observed in protein, RNA and DNA levels in normal and pathological states of the organism constitutes the basic subjects of Biochemistry. Therefore, the science of biochemistry plays a very important role in determining the causes of diseases and in the discovery, design and targeting of drugs to be used in the treatment of these diseases.
The main purpose of our Biochemistry Department is; With the advanced theoretical and applied courses given in our undergraduate education in our faculty, it is to train students who follow the latest developments in science and technology and have high knowledge in the field of Biochemistry. In addition, in the light of the comprehensive information obtained, it is aimed to train Pharmacists who have the qualifications of scientifically competent researchers and academicians, who can form the biochemical basis for understanding and solving clinical problems during their professional practice.