Who are we?
Biochemistry belongs to one of the oldest fields of the Faculty of Science. The first biochemical institute was established in 1948 as a part of the Chemistry department under the directorship of prof. Morávek. Later in 1962, we became a standalone department.
Currently, the Department of biochemistry is comprised of ten research groups with a wide spectrum of expertise. We provide education and research for students of bachelor, master and doctoral degree programmes.
We pursue the study of life at the molecular level, we are interested in the structure and activity of molecules that make up living organisms. We are trying to find answers as to how cell regulation works, how proteins interact and what processes take place in the cells. Biochemistry and its methodologies play a key role in solving problems in microbiology, cell biology or biomedicine.
What are we doing?
Our priority is to deliver exceptional education in the wide spectra of biochemical disciplines for students of biochemistry, chemistry and biology in bachelor, master and doctoral degree programmes. Our goal is to provide our students with firm theoretical knowledge and extended practical skills for excellent future work in basic and applied research, and diagnostical laboratories.
We put emphasis on the practical work of our students. Our students are carrying out experiments from their first year to their last year. We believe this is the best way to learn biochemistry, hands-on.
The Department of Biochemistry is also conducting several research projects itself. We intertwine education and science to maximize our efforts and provide our students with the best experience. Research activities at the department focus on molecular physiology and pathology of humans and plants, environmental biotechnology and microbiology, glycobiochemistry, bioanalytical chemistry and bioenergetics.