Biochemistry means “living chemistry” and it is the study of chemical basic compounds and its chemical processes within and relating to living cells.
Prof. Dr. Nezir Yaşar Toker (Head of Department)
There are four laboratories in the Department of Biochemistry; Student Practice Laboratory, DNA Analysis Laboratory, Ancient DNA Laboratory and Biochemistry Research Labratory
FIELDS OF STUDY
In the department of Biochemistry, studies on hormones, enzymes, minerals and metabolites are conducted. Metabolic effects of several food supplements are analyzed. The gene polymorphisms affecting production traits and causing genetic diseases are determined. The genetic relationships of the indigenous livestock breeds in Turkey are identified based on modern and ancient DNA analyses.