166.223 biochemistry for computer scientists
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to apply basic biochemical terms that serve as a knowledge base for tasks in bioinformatics, and to explain the most important biochemical processes (structure and function of the cell and its components, function and regulation of the main metabolic pathways)

Subject of course

I. Basic concepts of biochemistry (structure of the cell, characteristics of amino acids and peptides, structure and function of proteins, enzymes and biocatalysis, nomenclature and classification of enzymes, structure and characteristics of nucleotides and nucleic acids, structure and characteristics of carbohydrates and polysaccharides, structure and characteristics of lipids and fats, coenzymes and vitamins) II. Metabolism (metabolism of carbohydrates and gain of energy, metabolism of fats and amino acids, principles of protein biosynthesis) III. Cellular processes (principles of regulation of metabolic pathways, cell compartimentation and transport, signal transduction)

Teaching methods


Mode of examination


Additional information

This course may be held in either an online or presence format, in line with rules and regulations put forward by the federal government and/or TU Wien administration, in response to the evolving Covid19 situation. This may include a hybrid system where, for example, lectures and written exams are offered in an online format, and practical evaluations are offered in reduced groups on campus. Should such changes become necessary during the semester, this may lead to schedule changes, in particular, this may lead to changed dates for practical and written assessments (exams). For online written exams, the assessment/grading scheme will remain unchanged. As far as possible exams will, however, be held in person on campus.



Course dates

Wed10:00 - 10:3003.03.2021 online termin via zoom (tuwel) (LIVE)Opening
Wed10:30 - 11:3010.03.2021 - 05.05.2021 online termin via zoom (tuwel) (LIVE)Online Fragestunden
biochemistry for computer scientists - Single appointments
Wed03.03.202110:00 - 10:30 online termin via zoom (tuwel)Opening
Wed10.03.202110:30 - 11:30 online termin via zoom (tuwel)Online Fragestunden
Wed17.03.202110:30 - 11:30 online termin via zoom (tuwel)Online Fragestunden
Wed24.03.202110:30 - 11:30 online termin via zoom (tuwel)Online Fragestunden
Wed14.04.202110:30 - 11:30 online termin via zoom (tuwel)Online Fragestunden
Wed21.04.202110:30 - 11:30 online termin via zoom (tuwel)Online Fragestunden
Wed28.04.202110:30 - 11:30 online termin via zoom (tuwel)Online Fragestunden
Wed05.05.202110:30 - 11:30 online termin via zoom (tuwel)Online Fragestunden
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Written exam offered at least three times per semester. Duration of the exam: 90 minutes


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri10:00 - 11:3014.10.2022 online VO via zoom (tuwel)written06.07.2022 00:00 - 10.10.2022 00:00TISSPrüfung 166223 Biochemie für Informatiker

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.03.2021 00:00 01.07.2021 00:00 30.06.2021 00:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 266 Environmental Engineering 4. Semester
033 533 Medical Informatics 3. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Vorlesungsunterlagen über TISS erhältlich

empfohlene Literatur:

- Medel: Zellbiologie der Pflanzen, UTB basics

- Antje Galuschka: Biochemie für Ahnung?Lose

- Horton et al.: Biochemie, Pearson Studium
- Voet et al., Lehrbuch der Biochemie, Wiley-VCH
- Moore and Langley: Biochemie für Dummies, Wiley-VCH
- Medel: Zellbiologie der Pflanzen, UTB basics

Previous knowledge

Die Vorlesung setzt Chemie-Grundwissen voraus; daher wird der vorangegangene Besuch des Chemie-Propädeutikum (154.084) empfohlen.