Biochemistry is study of the chemical substances and processes that occur in plants, animals, and microorganisms and of the changes they undergo during development and life. The Biochemistry Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preprints, preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps biochemistry scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
While the scope of biochemistry is limited to biomolecules (DNA, RNA, protein, lipids, sugars), the reality is that almost all biological processes involve at least one type. Their ubiquity underlines their importance and our need to understand how they work and what they look like. Through the elucidation of molecular structures, the function and mechanism of action of many biomolecules can be better understood. SSRN provides a platform that can link this cross-section of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, and medicine to its counterparts.