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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

All online course material and other information can be found on Canvas. You will only have access to the course in canvas after you have been registered. Communication with students registered for the course will be carried out through Canvas or to their student emails.

In case of absence

In case you are ill or will miss the labs for any other reason you should report this to the course assistants. If you will be absent for any other mandatory part of the course report this to the course responsible (Urban Johansson).


KEMM23 Advanced Biochemistry replaces KEMM13 Biochemistry - Advanced course from spring term 2020.

Course coordinator

Urban Johanson
046 - 222 41 94

Course literature

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

Other lecturers

Susanna Horsefield
046 - 222 45 84

Henrik Stålbrand
046 - 222 82 02

Ingemar André
046 - 222 44 70

Course assistants

Carl Johan Hagströmer
046 - 222 48 57

Helin Hamarashid
046 - 222 48 57

Camille Garcia

Course representative