Valid from: Spring 2014
Decided by: FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson
Date of establishment: 2014-02-03
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English
Cellular processes at the protein level are often targets for the treatment of a disease. Proteins and their modifications are often used for medical analysis of the processes involved in the progression of a disease. The actors that carry out these processes are mostly proteins. A basic understanding of how one analyses proteins and how proteins interact is of critical importance for the development and application of new tools within this field. We will study and discuss proteomics within these criteria and discuss how one uses proteomic tools to create a scientific basis for research into these processes.
Knowledge and Understanding
For a passing grade the doctoral student must In order to pass the course the students should be able to describe in detail the basic methods and tools used to create a proteomic picture of proteins and how they function in a cell
Competences and Skills
For a passing grade the doctoral student must In order to pass the course the students should be able to reflect in depth over the proteomic methods and be able to explain experimental observations of a protein activities
The course is intended to give students an insight in proteomic methods and how proteins function in a cell.
Proteins and Proteomics. Publ: Cold Spring Harbour. ISBN 0879695544.
Type of instruction: Exercises. The discussion sessions will be based on PBL (the seven steps) together with problem exercises defined by the examiner, that illustrate various aspects of the theory in the course. Each of the exercises will be dealt with in two one hour meeting between the self-study periods. The course will extend over approximately 15 weeks
Examination formats: Oral exam, written assignments.
Active participation in the study group at a level concordant with the teaching goals. If needed, there will be written reports if the student was absent from a meeting. If there is any uncertainty about the level there will be an oral examination.
Grading scale: Failed, pass
Admission requirements: Accepted to a PhD or expected to be accepted.
Assumed prior knowledge: Basic knowledge of biochemistry at G-level
Selection criteria: The course is usually run every other spring term if there are at least six students though it can be given if there are less. A maximum of ten students can be accepted per course. It will be given in English and priority will be given to students who have the course as an obligatory or alternative obligatory course in their study plan