Chairman's Message

Chairman's Message   Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry    Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry, part of the King Saud University College of Science. The department was established in 1981 as one of the oldest Biochemistry departments in the Arab world. Biochemistry knowledge provides very important understanding of how living things are chemically constructed, what they contain, how they function and communicate, how they use food to obtain the building blocks and energy for growth, how genetic information is stored, expressed and passed on to the next generation, how enzymes catalyse reactions and how the cell's chemistry is co-ordinated and controlled. Biochemistry is at the heart of the rapid and exciting advances in life sciences that have been one of mankind’s major achievements of the past 60 years – from understanding enzyme function to deciphering the structure of DNA to modern stem cell biology, genomics and recently the proteomic. Any aspect of living tissue that can be studied in terms of chemical and physical principles is a subject for biochemical investigation. Finally, we hope on these pages you enjoy reading more about our department staff, and academic and social activiteis. Dr. Salman Alamery, Head of Department

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Vision of Biochemistry Department To be a high-caliber department capable of delivering the best education and training in Biochemistry.   Program Mission Statement To provide highly distinguished program in Biochemistry education and research to educate, train, and promote professi

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Program Mission Statement To provide highly distinguished program in Biochemistry education and research to educate, train, and promote professionalism and critical thinking among our students as to better serve our community.   Vision of Biochemistry Department To be a high-caliber

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Goals and Objectives Goal 1: Achieving high academic educational quality. Objectives: 1.1 Establishing biochemistry curriculum comparable to internationally renowned institutions. 1.2 Broaden and diversify the areas of expertise of faculty members. 1.3 Continually update the program t

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About The Department

About Our Department

The biochemistry discipline studies life in all biological systems: human, animal, plant, and microorganisms, and viruses at the molecular level. This science interacts actively with related-sciences such as: chemistry, animal, plant, microbiology, medicine, pharmacy, and agriculture. Therefore, the Department of Biochemistry was established in 1981 to meet the increasing demand for this branch of science not only at the University level, but also at the national level. Initially the Department offered the B.Sc. Program only, but since 1987, the Department has been offering both B.Sc. and M.Sc. Programs.