V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

The Department Nowadays


The Biochemistry department provides training Masters of Biochemistry – 8.04010205. Qualification: “Master of Biochemistry. Teacher”. Graduates of School of Biology work as scientific collaborators in scientific-research organizations and laboratories of biological, medical, pharmaceutical, veterinary profiles as well as teachers of biological disciplines at Secondary and High Schools. At the School of Biology there is post-graduate course by speciality 03.00.04 – “Biochemistry”.

The department provides teaching of general courses: Bioorganic chemistry, Biochemistry, Radiobiology, Biophysics, Biological chemistry, Human biochemistry.
The Department provides training Bachelors in the field of Biology with majoring in biochemistry. The training curriculum includes theoretical subjects in the field of Life Sciences such as Biological membranes, Medical biochemistry, Bioinorganic chemistry, Structure and functions of nucleic acids, Molecular immunology, Applied informatics, Stem cells, Enzymology, and others. Special practices include training in the analysis of hormones, enzymes, as well as lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins. Students are carrying out their qualification Bachelor’s work during 4th year of study.
The Biochemistry department provides training Masters of biochemistry by teaching such special courses as Cell Biochemistry, Proteomics, Regulation of Gene expression, Molecular endocrinology, Methodology of scientific research, Bioinformatics, Bioenergetics and others; practice on nucleic acids analysis. Graduates are preparing and defending Master’s thesis.


The field of the scientific research of Biochemistry department includes cellular and molecular mechanisms of the regulation of metabolism, biochemistry of stress and adaptation, biochemistry of extracellular matrix, bioinformatics, medicine biochemistry.
The department was one of the organizers of the IX Biochemical Congress of Ukraine (2006). The lecturers and postgraduates of the department are the members of Ukrainian Biochemical Society that is the part of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS).

At the School of Biology there is post-graduate course by speciality 03.00.04 – “Biochemistry”. The Specialized Academic Board providing PhD and Doctor of Science degrees in Biology by specialities “Biochemistry” and “Physiology” (Д 64.051.17) is acting successfully at the School of Biology.