Teaching







At the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences,Field Ctops Department, I am teaching two course namely;

1. Organic Chemistry
2. Biochemistry 
and supervising a Phytochemistry And Plant tissue culture Lab




My Philosophy in Teaching


Organic Chemistry

Introduction

You now are starting the study of organic chemistry, which is the chemistry of compounds of carbon. In this introductory chapter, we will tell you something of the background and history of organic chemistry, something of the problems and the rewards involved, and something of our philosophy of what is important for you to learn so that you will have a reasonable working knowledge of the subject, whether you are just interested in chemistry or plan for a career as a chemist, an engineer, a physician, a biologist, and so on. The subject is very large; more than two million organic compounds have been isolated or prepared and characterized, yet the number of guiding principles is relatively small. You certainly will not learn everything about organic chemistry from this book, but with a good knowledge of the guiding principles, you will be able later to find out what you need to know either from the chemical literature, or directly by experiment in the laboratory.


Aim:

Organic synthesis is an important area of chemistry which requires the integration various knowledge's and concepts. The first aim of this course is to teach the students the best to analyse a target structure in order to design a synthetic scheme. The second aim is to acquire the expertise toward synthesis by the manipulation of both activation methods and selectivity control. Those objectives will be completed by an initiation to the modern methods used in organic synthesis. New synthetic methods related to novel activation methods and the use of non pollution media (green chemistry) will be presented. Finally, new notions related to structural diversity and combinatorial chemistry will be done by an introduction to liquid and solid phase parallel synthesis

 

 

      Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the area in the life sciences which pre-eminently offers insight into the continuous and manifold changes that occur in organisms. It shows substances to be not static but ever changing, in structure as well as function. The cell, including the cell membrane, as well as tissues and organisms, are structures in flux. The flow of organisms is related to their metabolism. While on the level of tissues and organs an organism may seem relatively stable, its biochemical compounds are more or less constantly involved in a process of metabolism. Metabolism is the continual conversion of compounds that takes place in cells and tissues. It builds up to larger molecules (anabolism) or breaks down to smaller ones (catabolism). The rate and kind of metabolism of tissues varies minute by minute according to tissue function, time of day, time of life, mental state. Biochemistry is concerned with the chemistry of living organisms. Organisms function as a whole and biochemical reaction processes are interrelated as a consequence.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:

This course provides fundamental concepts in biochemistry, which focuses upon the major macromolecules and chemical properties of living systems. Primary topics include the structure, properties and functions of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids.

COURSE OUTLINES:       

A general introduction to the science of Biochemistry.  Importance and the scope of Biochemistry. Forms, functions and brief classification of prokaryotes. Cellular architecture and diversity of eukaryotes. Structure, physical properties & importance of water. Unique properties of carbon. Nature of organic matter. Isomerism. General reactions of different functional groups. Biologically important organic compounds / Solvents. Overview of biological molecules (Biomolecules) and their structures including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids.  Prebiotic molecular evolution and rise of living systems. Review of the variety and ecology of the living world. Evolution of life. Use and significance of Radioisotopes in Biochemistry.