Course syllabus

Protein Engineering
Protein Engineering

KBKN05, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2021-04-14

General Information

Main field: Biotechnology.
Elective Compulsory for: MBIO2
Elective for: B4-mb, MLAK2
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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written and problem-oriented home exam. Written and oral presentation in group of material taken from the scientific literature. Reports from exercises and practicals are also required.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed prior knowledge: KBK041 / KBKF01 Genetechnology
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KBK050

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Johan Svensson Bonde,
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