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KJM9480BTS – BIOSTRUCT - Proteomics Basic Course

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Course content

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to basic proteomics techniques.

Learning outcome

After successfully completing this course, you will have the following competences:

  • Practical and theoretical knowledge in proteomics.
  • Knowledge about common workflows for the large-scale analysis of proteins.
  • Fundamental knowledge about quantification of proteomes.
  • Understanding how to identify proteins from mass spectrometry data.
  • Able to evaluate MS/MS data including de novo sequencing.
  • Insight into the analysis of post-translational modifications and protein-protein interactions.
  • On-hands experience with in-gel digestions, LC-ESI and MALDI mass spectrometry and protein identification.


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.

You apply for the course by sending an e-mail to Bernd Thiede (, who is responsible for the course. Please include your full name, birth date, affiliation and information about whether or not you are part of the BioStruct research school. If there are more applicants than places, BioStruct members will have priority to 80% of the places.

If you are not a PhD candidate at The Faculty of Science and Mathematics at The University of Oslo, you must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Master of Science, M.D. or admission to the Faculty of Medicine's Medical Student Research Program ("Forskerlinjen").

Overlapping courses

5 credits overlap with MBV9480 – Proteomics Basic Course (continued)


The course is given as a one-week intensive course and consists of a series of lectures (every day 2 hours for 5 days), each day followed by 3 hours training in lab (every day 3 hours for 5 days). Both the lectures and the practical training in the lab are mandatory.

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.


Oral examination

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.

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


The course is held at the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo (UiO).

Facts about this course






Autumn 2015

Every fourth semester. 

The course will be offered as MBV9480 from 7.9.-11.9. Please contact Bernd Thiede for course information or Torill Rørtveit for questions regarding admission.


Autumn 2015

Every fourth semester

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