Course syllabus

Protein Engineering
Protein Engineering

KBK050, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-14

General Information

Main field: Biotechnology.
Elective Compulsory for: MBIO2
Elective for: B4-mb, B4-pt
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The aim of the course is to give a deeper understanding of protein structure and function.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Random and site-directed mutations of proteins using genetic methods are described. Combinatorial methods using biological and chemical approaches are treated. The course also includes a practical task where the student independently design a modified protein.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written and problem-oriented home exam. Oral group presentation of material taken from the scientific literature. Approved reports from exercises and practicals are also required.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Leif Bülow,
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