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Protein Biochemistry

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

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.


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

Required prerequisite knowledge

Documented education in Biochemistry from the bachelor studies


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

Coursework requirements

Laboratory training and presentation
The course includes a lab course once a week for approximately 7 weeks and a mandatory presentation of a given subject.

Mandatory lab assignments are to be completed at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published. Absence due to illness or other reasons must be communicated to the laboratory personnel as soon as possible. One cannot expect that provisions for completion of the lab assignments at other times can be made, unless prior arrangements with the laboratory personnel have been agreed. Failure to complete the assigned labs on time or not having them approved will result in barring from taking the course exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Lutz Andreas Eichacker
Coordinator laboratory exercises
Julie Nikolaisen
Course teacher
Maria Terese Creighton
Head of Department
Gro Johnsen

Method of work

4 hours lectures per week and a compulsory laboratory course. In addition the students have to give a presentation on a given subject.
All mandatory requirements must be completed 3 weeks before the final exam.

Practical placements

1 day of lab exercises per week for a total of 7 weeks. Compulsory assignments and submissions must be submitted and final correction requirements met for documentation may be accepted from the teacher within one week after completion of the final laboratory work. All documentation requirements must be completed for approval within three weeks before the examination date for the student to participate in the exam.

Overlapping courses

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

Open to

Biological Chemistry - Master of Science Degree Programme

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.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 08.08.2020