Course code KJB201

KJB201 Laboratory Course in Biochemistry

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Course responsible: Vincentius Gerardus Henricus Eijsink
Teachers: Heidi Østby, Tora Asledottir, Ellen Cathrine Hasle Kokkim, Anne Cathrine Bunæs, Tove Gulbrandsen Devold, Silje Benedicte Lorentzen, Marianne Slang Jensen, Tina Rise Tuveng, Irene Comi
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
108 (including students on KJB210)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Preferential right:
Students that have KJB201 as an compulsory subject will have prioritry when allocating labspace.
Course contents:

The laboratory course is built up as follows: 8 exercises, each lasting about 6 hours, one exercise per week.

Lectures (14 hours).

Writing of six journals, length 8 - 15 pages. Simple laboratory reports (fill-in form) for the other excercises.

Two or three students per group.

Learning outcome:

The students will learn elementary biochemical techniques and the theory behind these techniques:

  • Pipetting of small volumes.
  • Elementary Spectrophotometry.
  • Standard Curves.
  • Measurement of protein concentrations.
  • Measurement of enzyme activity, including enzyme kinetics.
  • Chromatography of proteins.
  • Gel-electrophoresis of proteins.
  • Measuring anti-oxidants and vitamin C.
  • Gels and viscosity.

The laboratory course will give some depth study of parts of KJB200.

The course has focus on writing laboratory reports. After completing the course, students should be capable of reporting on their research in a professional manner.

Learning activities:
Lectures. Exercises in laboratories (with intensive guidance). Writing of journals.
Teaching support:

Question hours each week. Intensive guidance for journal writing.



Compendium written by teachers and revised each year.

Lecture notes.

General chemistry equivalent to KJM100. Biochemistry equivalent to KJB200 (can be taken the same semester).
Recommended prerequisites:
Organic chemistry equivalent to KJM110.
Mandatory activity:
All lectures about the laboratory course (14 hours).Participation in the laboratory exercises.Handing in  the laboratory journals.

Laboratory journals count 25 % and a written test (2 hrs) counts 75 %.

Both parts must be passed.

Nominal workload:

Lectures: 14 hours.

Laboratory exercises, with preparation and writing of laboratory journals: 96 hours.

Individual study: 40 hours.

Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
It is not possible to receive credits for both KJB201 and KJB210. KJB210 incorporates KJB201.
Type of course:

Lectures: 14 hours.

Laboratory work: 6 hours per week for 8 weeks.

An external examiner approves the examination questions and marks a minimum of 25 selected examinantion papers. The internal examiner grades the laboratory journals.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått