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KEMM23 Advanced biochemistry

The course is worth 15 credits and runs full time during the second half of the spring semester.

Membrane proteins are absolutely necessary for the energy metabolism of the cell and for its ability to sense and communicate with its envrionment. About half of all pharmaceutical drugs used today target membrane bound proteins. In this course you will learn more about different types of membrane proteins, how they can be overexpressed and purificed from a host cell and how different methods can be used to analyse their structure and function. The course includes predictions and practical investigations of protein folding in a membrane, as well as a shorter project where you under guidance plan and carry out cloning and overexpression of a membrane protein of your choice. 

Course material and communication

The course use the teaching plattform Canvas to communicate with students registered on the course.
All available course material can be found on Canvas. 

Course coordinator

Course literature

Luckey M.
Membrane Structural Biology - with Biochemical and Biophysical Foundations
2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, 2014