Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. KBK011 overlap following cours/es: KBK010, KBK020, KBK010 och KBK020. Compulsory for: B2. Course coordinator: Univ. lektor Mats-Olle Månsson, och Professor Per-Olof Larsson,, Tillämpad biokemi. Assessment: Written examination and a passed report from a laboratory practical. Parts: 2. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge in biochemistry, particularly within protein chemistry, enzymology and metabolism as well as basic abilities in biochemical laboratory work.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must


Berg, J.M, Tymoczko, J.L and Stryer, L.: Biochemistry, W.H. Freeman & Co, San Fransisco 2007, ISBN:0-7167-8724-5


Code: 0105. Name: Biochemistry, Theory.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: "Biochemical bonds". Amino acids. Structure levels of proteins: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure. Different methods for protein purification and protein characterization. Principles of enzyme function. Examples of specific enzyme mechanisms. Carbohydrates in biological systems. The three steps of energy metabolism. Control of metabolism by different methods. Mechanisms of hormone action. Electron transport and its relation to ATP synthesis.

Code: 0205. Name: Biochemistry, Practicals.
Higher education credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed report. Contents: The laboratory practical covers the purification of genetically modified lactate dehydrogenase from E.coli.