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Protein Biochemistry BIO580

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 2021-2022

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Learning outcome
Focus is on the structure and function of proteins. Scientific concepts and principles for investigating proteins and their biochemical reactions are explained and discussed. Developments and use of instruments and protocols in the daily work of a laboratory are explained and discussed, and interpretation of data in a biochemistry laboratory is taught.
1. Foundations 2. Structures  3. Functions 4. Working with proteins
Required prerequisite knowledge
Documented education in Biochemistry from the bachelor studies

Written exam and folder evaluation

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 4/5 4 Hours A - F Basic calculator specified in general exam regulations
Folder evaluation 1/5 A - F

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. In order to access the final exam, students are required to pass the mandatory lab. All mandatory requirements must be completed 3 weeks before the final exam.No resit is offered for the laboratory assignmnets. If a student wishes to redo the lab, this can be done next time the subject is taught. 

Course teacher(s)
Course teacher: Daniela Maria Pampanin
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Julie Nikolaisen
Course teacher: Hanna-Kirsti Schrøder Leiros
Course teacher: Bjørn Olav Brandsdal
Course coordinator: Astrid Elisabeth Mork-Jansson
Head of Department: Ingunn Westvik Jolma
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Eli Drange Vee
Course teacher: Cathrine Lillo
Method of work
4 hours lectures per week and a compulsory laboratory course.
Open for
Biological Chemistry - Master of Science Degree Programme Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology
Course assessment
A mandatory electronic examination with graduation. The exam is a combination of multiple choice questions and questions that require application of knowledge.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Protein Biochemistry (BIO540) 10
Protein Biochemistry (MBI140) 10
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The syllabus can be found in Leganto