Web site: http://biochem.univer.kharkov.ua
Biochemistry department was created in 1933 by professor, real member of Soviet Union Academy of Sciences, Ivan M. Bulankin (President of the University in 1945-1960). Since its foundation the Biochemistry Department has graduated more than 1500 specialists including 500 foreigners from all around the world.
Today the staff of the department consists of 12 lecturers including 4 professors: Eugene E. Persky, Pavlo A. Kaliman, Olexander Yu. Petrenko, Marina V. Knyazeva; 7 associate professors: Natalya I. Bulankina, Iryna V. Nikitchenko, Tetyana V. Barannik, Mychaylo G. Yakovenko, Krystyna V. Sedova, Vitaly O. Koptelov, Svitlana M. Okhrimenko; and senior lecturer Galina V. Ganusova.
The department provides teaching of general courses for students of biological faculty: Bioorganic chemistry, Biochemistry, Radiobiology, Biophysics, as well as for students of medical faculty (Biological chemistry) and philosophy faculty (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 Biomembranes, Medical biochemistry, Bioinorganic chemistry, Structure and functions of nucleic acids, Ecoimmunology, Applied informatics, Stem cells, Enzymology, and many 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 in biochemistry by teaching such special courses as Cell Biochemistry, Proteomics, Regulation of Gene expression, Molecular endocrinology, Molecular immunology, Bioinformatics, Bioenergetics and others; practice on nucleic acids analysis. Graduates are preparing and defending Master’s thesis.
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 “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.
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 (2006).