Course code KJB320

KJB320 Proteomics I

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Course responsible: Morten Skaugen
Teachers: Vincentius Gerardus Henricus Eijsink, Magnus Øverlie Arntzen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Maximum number of students is 12 (= total number of students on the courses KJB320 and KJB420).
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in the August block.
Course frequency: <p>The course will be given in even years.</p><p>NMBU works for an agreement for this course to alternate with an equivalent proteomics course at the University of Oslo.</p>
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Masterstudents with relevant background have priority.
Course contents:
Sample preparation for MS- and LC-MS analysis of proteins, identification and quantification of proteins. It is emphasized that this course requires the ability and willingness to work independently and meticulously with advanced biochemical methods. Students shall present one scientific article in a seminar. If necessary, this presentation must be given in English.
Learning outcome:
Theoretical and practical training in methods to study the proteome, enabling the student to use the methods independently in a research project. Mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, electrophoresis, bioinformatic analysis of large data sets.
Learning activities:
Lectures, oral presentation, independent laboratory work, assignment under supervision of instructors.
Teaching support:
Contact with the teachers in the lectures and during the laboratory exercises. Fronter.
Compendium, lecture notes, laboratory notes.
Biochemistry equivalent to KJB201 or KJB210.
Recommended prerequisites:
Protein Chemistry, KJB310, or equivalent. 
Mandatory activity:

Participation in all activities.

To pass the course, students have to be present at lectures as well as at the laboratory sessions.

Approved laboratory journal and approved oral presentation of a topic or a scientific paper.
Nominal workload:
Lectures 16 hrs. 
Lab work 22 hrs. 
Presentation 3 hrs. 
Self study 109 hrs. 
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Students with KJB420 (an extended version of KJB320) will not get credits for KJB320.
KJB320 overlaps completely with the first 5 credits of KJB420. 
Type of course:

Intensive course. Teaching daily, for three weeks in August:

  • Lectures 16 hrs
  • Laboratory work 22 hrs
  • Presentation 3 hrs

Participation in all classes is mandatory.

Taught in even years only from the study year 2016/2017 on. 

An external examiner evaluates the course arrangements.
Internal examiners evaluates the laboratory journals and the presentations.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått