Biochemistry is the science of the chemical reactions that take place in living organisms and the structure and function of biomolecules, especially proteins, carbohydrates, lipids (fats), and nucleic acids. The majority of the biochemically interesting processes take place in the cells and thus in an aqueous medium. They investigate life events at the molecular level, in particular biochemical and physico-chemical and processes as well as their control and the structural organization in human, animal or plant cells or in microorganisms. For example, biochemists investigate metabolic processes in organisms, organs and cell organelles, the synthesis of cell building blocks and cell structures, their ordered interaction as well as cell differentiation and cell proliferation. Biochemists are predominantly involved in experimental basic research.
With a degree in Biochemistry, graduates acquire the competence to work independently in the various fields of biochemistry. The study opens up career opportunities in the red (e.g., pharmaceutical or biomedical), green (agricultural), and white (chemical industrial) biotechnology, as well as in quality control and quality management in the food and cosmetics industries. In addition, opportunities in the academic field, e.g. in biochemistry, molecular biology or molecular medicine. Although they develop and set up test series largely independently, the cooperation with other specialists such as engineers and scientists, natural scientists and scientists or technicians in areas such. Biology, biotechnology, physics, medicine, pharmacy or agronomy indispensable.
The field of biochemistry is developing very rapidly, continuous education is required.
You can study biochemistry at the University of Ulm .