Advanced Biochemistry Lab


BCH478H is designed as an advanced successor in a progression of biochemistry laboratory experiences in BCH242Y1, BCH377H1, and BCH378H1, presenting students with a broad spectrum of techniques, approaches and concepts of contemporary biochemistry. This course involves a number of Biochemistry research faculty, and the experimental modules are reflective of the research being currently conducted in our Department.

Course Next Offered

September 2016

Course Time and Location

Tuesdays 3 to 5 pm AND Fridays 10 am to 5 pm
Teaching Labs, Medical Sciences Building, Room 2384


BCH340H1, BCH371H1/(BCH377H1, BCH378H1), MGY311Y1

Enrollment Limit



Restricted to Sp. Biochemistry

Method of Student Evaluation

30% Discussion & Journal Sessions
30% Reports
5% Performance & Development
35% Final Exam

Recommended Reading

The laboratory manual will be provided to students on Portal.  There is no required textbook for this course.

Frequent reference is made to original papers and review articles.

We are also recommending the book “Fundamental Laboratory Approaches for Biochemistry and Biotechnology”, A.J. Ninfa and D.P. Ballou (Fitzgerald Scientific Press, 1998) as a resource book.

An optional resource book is “Modern Experimental Biochemistry”, R. Boyer, 3rd Edition (Benjamin Cummings, 2000).


Last Updated 30 August 2016