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The Department of Biochemistry has dedicated itself to researching how biomolecules are synthesized and how they function in living organisms. 

The understanding of biological events at the molecular level represents the cornerstone upon which biotechnology, functional genomics, and molecular medicine have been built. The department represents the interface at which the chemical and physical sciences are melded with the physiological, genetic, and biological sciences. It is, by virtue of its origins and nature, interdisciplinary.

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