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740364A Protein Chemistry I, 8 ECTS cr 
Code 740364A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Protein Chemistry I  Abbreviation Protein Chemist 
Scope8 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3254 Biochemistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Preceding studies
all these courses/examinations
    740143P Biomolecules for Biochemists
    740144P Biochemical Methodologies I
    740145P Physical Biochemistry
Unit Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine 

Rajaram Venkatesan 

ECTS Credits 

8 credits

Language of instruction 



B.Sc. yr2 autumn

Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion students are able to:

  • tell the relevance of protein structure, including post-translational modification, to protein function
  • describe the techniques available to purify proteins and to study protein function and have an appreciation of the applications and limitations of these techniques
  • analyze a wide range of biochemical data and solve problems relating to the interpretation of data concerning protein function and basic structural characterization

This module provides more detailed information on the chemistry of proteins. Topics covered include protein purification, reversible and irreversible covalent modifications of proteins, protein translocation, protein degradation, an introduction to the protein folding problem, protein structure analysis, basic enzyme catalysis mechanisms and co-enzymes. The module includes lectures, continuous assessments, group works, student presentations, and laboratory exercises. Final examination, lecture attendance/ continuous assessments, presentations and laboratory reports will all count towards the final mark. Attendance at laboratory exercises is obligatory.

Mode of delivery 

Face to face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

36 h lectures including student presentations, 80 h lab, exercises

Target group 

Major students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Biomolecules for Biochemists, Biochemical methodologies I

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Recommended reading": Greighton: Proteins, Structure and Molecular Properties, W.H. Freeman & Co, 2002 (2nd ed.)

Assessment methods and criteria 

Presentation, lab reports, attendance / continuous assessment, exam

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.



Person responsible 

Kristian Koski

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Location of instruction: Lectures at Linnanmaa campus, laboratory exercises at Kontinkangas campus.


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