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BIO580_1

Protein Biochemistry

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


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.

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.

Contents

1. Foundations 2. Structures 3. Functions 4. Working with proteins

Required prerequisite knowledge

Documented education in Biochemistry from the bachelor studies

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FBasic calculator specified in general exam regulations.
A mandatory multiple choice examination.

Coursework requirements

Laboratory training
One or more compulsory tests and conversations during the semester. The about 5-7 laboratory assignments are mandatory. Assignments are completed as published during the course. Deadlines and group allocations apply. Absence due to illness or other reasons must be communicated to the laboratory personnel as soon as possible. Provisions for lab assignments at other times as published can only be made upon written agreement with the course responsible.
Failure to complete laboratory work and tests or receive approval of submitted reports within published deadlines will result in barring from taking the final course exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Lutz Andreas Eichacker
Coordinator laboratory exercises
Julie Nikolaisen , Stefanie Lackner , Xiang Ming Xu
Course teacher
Astrid Elisabeth Mork-Jansson
Head of Department
Gro Johnsen

Method of work

4 hours lectures per week and compulsory laboratory course. Mandatory work requirements for participants are submission of a written documentation that the tasks of the experimental laboratory have been carried out, of project assignments, and a written and oral presentation of a seminar work. All requirements must be available to the teacher in the completed form within 4 weeks before the examination date. Approval of the teacher that the student's documentation requirement is fulfilled is a prerequisite for the student's right to participate in the exam. Approval must be given 3 weeks before the exam date.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Protein Biochemistry (BIO540_1) 10
Protein Biochemistry (MBI140_2) 10
Protein Biochemistry (MBI140_2) 25

Open to

Master level studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

A mandatory examination with graduation. This usually happens using multiple choice questions and answers and by the use of paper or electronically. One or more compulsory examinations and conversations during the semester for internal evaluation of knowledge development may occur in accordance with current guidelines.

Literature

Biochemistry: 8th edition by Jeremy M. Berg, John L. Tymoczko, Lubert Stryer Publisher: W. H. Freeman
Physical biochemistry, David Sheehan, Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics, Hubert Rehm Publisher: Academic Press, The experiment series
Additional literature for lectures, seminars, and workgroups will be given during the lectures


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 13.11.2019

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