The Department of Biochemistry started its departmental studies as part of the Faculty of Veterinary of Near East University in the academic year of 2011-2012. The Head of Department, Prof. Dr. Hilal KARAGÜL, previously Head of Department of Biochemistry of faculty of Veterinary of Ankara University, now has been appointed as the Head of Department. The Department of Biochemistry of Faculty of Veterinary of Near East University has been founded with the support of the Head of Department, Prof. Dr. Hilal KARAGÜL and other academic staff; Prof. Dr. Arif ALTINTAŞ, Prof. Dr. Ulvi Reha FIDANCI, Prof. Dr. Berrin SALMANOĞLU, Prof. Dr. Tevhide SEL, Prof. Dr. Hamdi UYSAL and Research Assistants as the academic staff.
Biochemistry is the branch of science concerned with the chemical and physiochemical processes that occur within living organisms, humans, plants and animals. Biochemistry provides detailed information on proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, etc. which are all constituents of living organisms and also information on nucleic acids, enzymes minerals, vitamins and hormonesthat have vital significance to the structure of living organisms.
As part of its undergraduate program, the Department of Biochemistry facilitates the following theoretical and practical modules: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry I, Biochemistry II, Basic Biotechnological Techniques and Application Fields, Metabolic Functions between Organs and Tissues.