MBV4020 – Methods in molecular biology and biochemistry II

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Course content

MBV4020 is a master course with focus on methods for students in biochemistry and molecular biology. The course gives an introduction to central biochemical and biophysical methods for the study of proteins. The different methods give information about the proteins primary, secondary and tertiary structure.

Attendance is mandatory for the first lecture, also for those on the waiting list. You will lose your seat on the course if documentation for valid absence is not provided to the student administration studieinfo@ibv.uio.no prior to the first lecture

Learning outcome

After completing this course we expect your competence to include the following:

  • Know the theory for purification/chromatography, crystallisation, protein crystallography, some spectroscopic methods (UV-vis, CD, Raman, EPR), protein NMR, proteomics and 2D-gel electrophoresis, mass spectrometry and Western blot for the study of proteins.
  • Have knowledge about how you can use the methods described above for the study of proteins.
  • Master how these methods are used in practice.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

Requires knowledge within biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology corresponding to the MBK bachelor studies.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with BIOS4020 – Methods in molecular biology and biochemistry II

Teaching

Lectures and colloquies, and laboratory work both in the wet- and computer-lab, where 2 weeks of the course is taught as project “From Gene to Structure.

The course is taught as an intensive course over 5 week, with compulsory participation.

Attendance is mandatory for the first lecture, also for those on the waiting list. You will lose your seat on the course if documentation for valid absence is not provided to the student administration studieinfo@ibv.uio.no prior to the first lecture

Examination

Continuous evaluation through laboratory reports and other hand-ins. Additionally, a three hours written exam.

Examination support material

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Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: BIOS4020 – Methods in molecular biology and biochemistry II

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)