Sponsored by Regeneron

Code: BCHM

The study of the chemical basis of processes occurring in living organisms, including the processes by which these substances enter into, or are formed in, the organisms and react with each other and the environment.

Biochemistry ISEF Category - Rhea Malhotra, USA
Biochemistry - Rhea Malhotra, USA Chris Ayers Photography/Society for Science


Analytical Biochemistry
General Biochemistry
Medicinal Biochemistry
Structural Biochemistry

Analytical Biochemistry (ANB): The study of biochemical components found in a cell or other biological sample. The study of the separation, identification, and quantification of chemical components relevant to living organisms.

General Biochemistry (GNR): The study of chemical and physiochemical processes, including interactions and reactions, relevant to living organisms.

Medicinal Biochemistry (MED) : The study of biochemical processes within the human body, with special reference to health and disease.

Structural Biochemistry (STR): The study of components, functions, and structures of molecules of cells within living organisms. Projects in this subcategory can address various variables of cells through the theories of Chemistry and the laws of Physics.

Other (OTH): Studies that cannot be assigned to one of the above subcategories. If the project involves multiple subcategories, the principal subcategory should be chosen instead of Other.