This course is discontinued

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Course content

The course deals with enzyme kinetics, chemical reaction mechanisms for different classes of cofactors (organic and inorganic) and amino acid residues in enzymes.

Learning outcome

To understand the enzyme structure function relation.


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PhD students must apply to the course MBV9210 - Fysikalsk biokjemi

The courses MBV4120 and MBV9120 have common admission. Applicants are ranked by the following criteria:
1. PhD students and master students at the MN faculty who have the course as part of the approved curriculum.
2. Other PhD students and visiting PhD students.
3. Students with admission to single courses on master’s level and exchange students
4. Applicants are ranked by credits in each group; all applicants within 1st rank before applicants in 2nd etc. If admission is limited to a fixed number of participants, admis


Recommended previous knowledge

Bachelor degree in biochemistry / molecular biology and/or admission to Master program in molecular bioscience or equivalent background, MBV4010 – Methods in molecular biology and biochemistry I (continued), MBV4020 – Methods in molecular biology and biochemistry II (continued), general an physical chemistry or corresponding knowledge.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with MBV9210 – Fysikalsk biokjemi (discontinued)


The course is given as lectures (20 hours) and colloqia (20 hours)over a period of five weeks.


Final oral exam appr. one weeks after the end of the course.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

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.

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