Course Syllabus for

Protein Microarray Techniques

KIM060F, 3 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2016
Decided by: Mats Ohlin
Date of establishment: 2016-11-11

General Information

Division: Immunotechnology
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


Protein microarrays represents a novel technology for multiplexed, high-throughput protein expression profiling of crude biological samples, such as blood, cell lysates and tissue extracts. In this one-week full-time hands-on course, you will learn about the theory and practical work behind state-of-the-art protein microarray technologies in proteomics.


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

The course will present the fundamentals behind designing, producing, running and analysing protein microarrays for protein expression profiling. Theories behind all the different steps are discussed and experiments (exercises) are performed. The principles behind generating numerous probes using combinatorial biology will be presented. A variety of array designs and formats, in both the micro- and nano-scale dimensions, will be covered. Present and future applications will be discussed. The practical work will be illustrated by producing, running and analysing antibody microarrays, including data handling and bioinformatics.

Course Literature

Lecture hand-outs, articles, and practical lab-guides

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises. presentations and group discussions

Examination Details

Examination format: Miscellaneous. Attendance (> 95%) in lectures, practical work and exercises. Active participation at a level relevant for the learning objectives in practical work, discussions, exercises and presentation.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: Admitted to postgraduate education
Assumed prior knowledge: Fundamental knowledge in biorelated subjects
Selection criteria: PhD students at Lund University have priority

Further Information

The course is given every autumn with the framework of the LifeScience courses ( provided that 6 to 8 students are accepted.

Course Occasion Information

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