Biochemistry

Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. Biochemical processes give rise to the complexity of life.

A sub-discipline of both biology and chemistry, biochemistry can be divided in three fields; molecular genetics, protein science and metabolism. Over the last decades of the 20th century, biochemistry has through these three disciplines become successful at explaining living processes. Almost all areas of the life sciences are being uncovered and developed by biochemical methodology and research. Biochemistry focuses on understanding how biological molecules give rise to the processes that occur within living cells and between cells, which in turn relates greatly to the study and understanding of tissues, organs, and organism structure and function.

Biochemistry is closely related to molecular biology, the study of the molecular mechanisms by which genetic information encoded in DNA is able to result in the processes of life.

Much of biochemistry deals with the structures, functions and interactions of biological macromolecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids, which provide the structure of cells and perform many of the functions associated with life. The chemistry of the cell also depends on the reactions of smaller molecules and ions. These can be inorganic, for example water and metal ions, or organic, for example the amino acids, which are used to synthesize proteins. The mechanisms by which cells harness energy from their environment via chemical reactions are known as metabolism. The findings of biochemistry are applied primarily in medicine, nutrition, and agriculture. In medicine, biochemists investigate the causes and cures of diseases. In nutrition, they study how to maintain health wellness and study the effects of nutritional deficiencies. In agriculture, biochemists investigate soil and fertilizers, and try to discover ways to improve crop cultivation, crop storage and pest control.

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University of California-San Diego

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Four or more years; Public; $34,473 average out-state tuition; $9,909 average in-state tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

Four or more years; Public; $36,744 average out-state tuition; $10,398 average in-state tuition

Arizona State University-Tempe

Four or more years; Public; $26,684 average out-state tuition; $10,104 average in-state tuition

University of California-Los Angeles

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Four or more years; Public; $33,523 average out-state tuition; $9,273 average in-state tuition

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Four or more years; Public; $28,273 average out-state tuition; $11,093 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Biochemistry Majors

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Churchill Scholarship

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

Up to $60,000 November 02, 2020 See Details
 

Churchill Scholarship

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

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Up to $60,000

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November 02, 2020
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FIRST Scholarship - Tulane University

FIRST

$30,000 April 15, 2021 See Details
 

FIRST Scholarship - Tulane University

FIRST

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$30,000

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April 15, 2021
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SMART Scholarship

Department of Defense

Up to $38,000 December 01, 2020 See Details
 

SMART Scholarship

Department of Defense

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Up to $38,000

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December 01, 2020
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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

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$19,000

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Willard L. Eccles Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Utah State University, College of Science

$18,000 Varies See Details
 

Willard L. Eccles Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Utah State University, College of Science

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$18,000

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President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

Up to $12,000 Varies See Details
 

President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

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Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholars Program - WPI

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Up to $25,000 Varies See Details
 

Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholars Program - WPI

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

$10,000 December 02, 2020 See Details
 

Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

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$10,000

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December 02, 2020
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James J. Kaminski Scholarship Endowment

State University of New York at Fredonia

$8,000 Varies See Details
 

James J. Kaminski Scholarship Endowment

State University of New York at Fredonia

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$8,000

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

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