MBV4240 – Biochemical mechanisms in intracellular transport
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course deals with membrane structure, transport of proteins into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), through the Golgi apparatus and out of the cell; chemical modification of proteins, different forms of endocytosis and intracellular transport; factors that regulate intracellular transport and fusion with different organelles; newly discovered pathways in the cell.
After completing the course you are expected to have an overview of the research front in subjects such as:
- Endocytic mechanisms and intracellular sorting
- Transport of newly synthesized proteins into the ER and control of newly synthesized proteins
- An overview of models for how transport through the Golgi apparatus occurs
- Pathways for transport out of the cell
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Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with MBV9240 – Biochemical mechanisms in intracellular transport
20 lectures and 10 student seminars concentrated over 2 weeks in October/November
The lectures must be considered as syllabus and there is mandatory participation in both lectures and colloquia .
Three hours final written exam appr. two weeks after the end of the course.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
The examination questions will be given in English, but you can give your answers in English or Norwegian.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.