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MBV9300BTS – Membrane Proteins; from Isolation to Crystals

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Course content

The course will be highly focused on methodology and decision process involved in membrane protein crystallisation. The student will be grouped into 3-4 group that will rotate between different stations, within the laboratory. First station will involve “Membrane proteins identification and small scale membrane isolation” the second station “Large scale membrane protein purification” and the third station “Membrane Protein lipidation and Crystallization trials”. There will be 3 overview talks from both international and internal speakers.

Learning outcome

You will have "hands-on" experience with membrane protein expression, solubility studies which involves handling of detergents as well as purification of membrane proteins and crystallization.


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Recommended previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of protein structure and protein structure determination.

Overlapping courses

No overlap with other courses.


Practical lab. work and teoretical lessons in full time for one week. The teaching will be at Centre for Molecular Medicine (NCMM) Forskningsparken, Blindern, Oslo
A selected set of articles should be studied before course start. Estimated time for this activity: one week.


Written group report (expected 1 week after the course)

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:

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course was earlier part of the BioStruct PhD-school (National Graduate School in Structural Biology) with the course code MBV9300BTS

Facts about this course






Every other autumn starting 2017

The course will be offered next time in September 2017


Every other autumn starting 2017

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