|Language of instruction
B.Sc. yr2 autumn
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
|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.
|Working life cooperation
Location of instruction: Lectures at Linnanmaa campus, laboratory exercises at Kontinkangas campus.