About Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes associated with living organisms. Biochemists use concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, microbiology and genetics to unravel the complex puzzles of life.

Nutrition is the science that studies both the means by which we obtain and use foods and food components in the body, and the effects of food intake on health.

Events

News

Memorial University is adopting a gradual approach to bringing staff back to campus.

Recently the province of Newfoundland and Labrador adopted the new COVID Alert app to help prevent the spread of the virus. The app is designed to let Canadians know whether they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Memorial is endorsing the app and encourages faculty, staff and students to voluntarily download the app for free to help protect yourself and others.

We hope you all had an opportunity to enjoy our wonderful summer weather. We have started a new semester remotely which brings challenges and opportunities for us all. We encourage you all to stay as connected as possible with students, faculty and staff.

Faculty

Welcome to Dr. Shyamchand Mayengbam, our newest Faculty Member. Dr. Mayengbam started with us on July 1st as an Assistant Professor. Welcome Dr. Mayengbam.

 

The Department of Biochemistry was founded in 1967 and its first head was Dr. L.A.W. Feltham.  We've grown from small beginings to a group of faculty, staff, and students that number well over 300 for Fall 2016.  Our faculty are active in teaching, research, and comittee work as well as collegial activities across campus and indeed around the world.  Many of our students have earned scholarhips and other awards for their high academic achievement.  Our small group of staff are noted for their dedication to the department - many have been here in this department for most or all of their university career.