Protein Biochemistry is one of the rapidly expanding areas in the biological sciences today. This course teaches about the structure and function of proteins and provides training in selected laboratory methods and technologies in protein biochemistry.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
The focus of this course is on the structure and function of proteins. You learn about biological, biochemical, and biophysical tools to investigate the structural and enzymatic properties of proteins. You use protein databases, and software to work with proteins in 3D. You work out the scientific concepts and principles with which you can investigate proteins and their biochemical reactions in an experiment. You learn to set up and work with laboratory protocols, create meaningful data, and interpret your results.
Know how the structure and function of proteins are formed. Know how the structure and function of a protein can be analyzed. Know scientific concepts and principles applied in protein research. Know key instruments for protein analysis and how to apply them in daily laboratory work. Know which type of data are generated in an experiment and how to interpret the result.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Written exam and folder evaluation
Form of assessment
Basic calculator specified in general exam regulations
The exam is a combination of multiple choice questions and questions that require application of knowledge.
1 day of lab exercises per week for a total of 5 weeks. Compulsory assignments and reports must be submitted no later than one week after the last laboratory exercise, with all necessary corrections. All assignments must be approved by the course teacher within three weeks before the exam date in order for the students to be admitted to the exam.
Lab assignments are to be completed at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published. Valid absence due to illness or other reasons must be communicated as soon as possible to teaching staff. In cases of valid absence, it may be possible to complete the lab assignments at other times, where agreed with the teaching staff. This is not an entitlement.
No resit is offered for the laboratory assignments. If a student wishes to redo the lab, this can be done next time the subject is taught.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.