To have a good start in the M.Sc. programme basic knowledge in chemistry is very important. It will be needed for the courses Human biology I+II but also for many specialization modules in the 2nd and 3rd semester.
Please, take advantage of our self-assessment test to see if you should participate in this course. The test can be found here. (Use the login and password you got when you were admitted. If you do not have a password, it can be sent to you upon request.) If you have difficulties in answering the questions, please, participate in this course, which will provide you with the necessary basics.
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Christoph Biskup
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Christoph Biskup, Dr. Birgit Hoffmann
Lectures & Exercises: Due to the corona pandemic there are no lectures. Instead videos will be available for download. Click here to access the download page for lectures and exercises. (Use the login and password you got when you were admitted. If you do not have a password, it can be sent to you upon request.)
To discuss questions zoom meetings will be organized. See the schedule below plan below for dates and links to zoom meetings.
Please, note that zoom lectures will be recorded and uploaded to the password protected download page. By participating in the lecture you agree that your video and your voice will be recorded. To prevent this you can switch off the video and mute your microphone.
General chemistry + introductory texts
John McMurry, David S. Ballentine, Carl A. Hoeger, Virginia E. Peterson Fundamentals, General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry Perason, Essex, 2018 ISBN: 978-1292123462, Price ~ 50 €
Fundamentals, General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry covers topics of general chemistry, organic chemistry and biological chemistry.
Jonathon Crowe, Tony Bradshaw Chemistry for the Biosciences: The Essential Concepts. 3rd edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2014. ISBN: 978-0199662883, Price: ~ 40 €
Chemistry for the Biosciences gives a good introduction into the essential concepts in chemistry that are central to understanding biological systems.
Richard E. Dickerson, Irvon Geis Chemistry, matter, and the universe. W.A. Benjamin Inc, Menlo Park / CA / USA, 1976.
Chemistry, matter, and the universe gives an excellent, easy to understand introduction into inorganic chemistry (chapter 1-10), physical chemistry (chapter 11-17), the basics of organic chemistry (chapter 18-21) and biochemistry (chapter 22-26). Dickerson explains topics succinctly and clearly. Irving Geis did an excellent job as scientific artis in creating images that help to understand the topic. Unfortunately this book is out of print. Only used copies are available on the market.
Peter W. Atkins, Loretta Jones. Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight. 7th ed. Macmillan, 2016. e-Book: ISBN:978-1319075125, Price: ~ 80 €
David Klein Organic Chemistry. 3rd ed. John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2017.
David Klein's Organic Chemistry is well structured and easily readable introduction into the world of organic chemistry. Many exercises help to understand the topics discussed in the book. The first chapter of the book ("A review of general chemistry.") can be downloaded from the Wiley website. (Link: pdf) The book, however, is written for students of chemistry. Many topics are beyond the scope of the introductory course of our M.Sc. programme.
David Klein Organic Chemistry as a second language. First semester topics. 4th ed. John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2017.
David Klein Organic Chemistry as a second language. Second semester topics. 4th ed. John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2016.