Course Syllabus for

Enzyme Kinetics

KBT001F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2012
Decided by: FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson
Date of establishment: 2013-03-04

General Information

Division: Biotechnology
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is to give knowledge concerning how rates of enzymatic reactions can be measured and how such measurements can be used to calculate relevant kinetic constants.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Important topics in the course include: mechanisms of enzymatic reactions, measurement of kinetic constants, derivation of rate equations, enzyme inhibition and effects of pH and temperature on enzymatic reactions. Exercises from the course book will be done individually and discussed in the group. After this basic part, the students will select published scientific papers concerning enzyme kinetics, which they will present for the rest of the group. Finally, each student will work on a small project within the enzyme kinetics area on a topic chosen by the student and the course leader. It can be a literature survey, a set of calculations, etc. The results of the project should be summarized briefly in a written report.

Course Literature

Cornish-Bowden, A.: Fundamentals of Enzyme Kinetics. Fourth edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. ISBN 9783527330744.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Seminars, exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, written assignments, seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Basic knowledge of mathematics and biochemistry at university level

Further Information

Given for 8 persons or more.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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