Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Teaching in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sabratha, began in the academic year 2017/2018. It is considered one of the preclinical departments in the faculty, in which the subject is taught during the first academic stage, which includes (the first and second years), which students must pass successfully to move on to the next academic stage.

Biochemistry, or what is sometimes referred to as the chemistry of life, is a science that studies the chemical components and processes that occur within living organisms and cells and the changes that occur during development and life. This science combines biology and chemistry and focuses on understanding how living molecules carry out the chemical processes that occur inside the cell or between cells, which are related to the study of tissues and organs in terms of structure and function. Through teaching this subject, the department aims to equip students with the basics of biochemistry that they need to understand to successfully pass the study of medicine.

Objectives of the Department:

• to link between the basics of biochemistry and the clinical courses and its application in the study of medicine.

• providing students with basic concepts of chemical structure and metabolic processes regarding the primary molecules in the cell: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, and how the body utilizes it in order to provide energy and allow the biosynthesis of substances within cells.

• providing students with the basic principles of integration and regulation between basic metabolic processes and introducing them to the metabolic processes of various substances within the body.

• introducing students to the electron transport chain and methods of energy synthesis within cells and their uses.

• providing students with the basic principles of molecular biochemistry and protein synthesis and enabling students to become familiar with biotechnology methods and their clinical applications.

• providing students with the necessary knowledge of clinical applications of enzymes in the diagnosis and treatment of different pathological conditions.

• Introduce students to the different classes of hormones and methods of communication and interaction between the different cells of the body.


Khawla A. Etwebi; MBBCH; MSc. Molecular Medicine

Head of Department




Emran Mohamed Almgatif; BSc.MLT;MSc. Genetic Engineering





AbdulhamidAbdulsalamAzzwali; B.S.MLT; MSc. Biochemistry





Firdews Abdullah Alhamadani; B.S.CH; MSc Biochemistry

Assisstant Lecturer



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