Syllabus for Biochemical Methods I

Biokemiska metoder I

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB458
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-18
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 24, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits including 60 credits in Chemistry or equivalent.
    English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - BMC

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • plan carry out and further develop biochemical experiments correctly applying the most essential biochemical analysis and purification methods.
  • use computer programs for analysis of biochemical data and for molecular graphics


Advanced presentation of analytical and preparative separation techniques: chromatographic methods for preparation and analysis. Electrophoresis of proteins and nucleic acids. Protein purification. Gene/cDNA cloning. Enzyme characterisation. Use of computers for visualisation and modelling of macromolecules, analysis of experimental data and bioinformatics.


The course is given in the form of lectures, exercises and laboratory sessions. Participation in laboratory sessions and exercises is compulsory.


Written examinations are organised at the end of the course and/or during the time of the course and correspond to 2 credits. The laboratory sessions and other compulsory parts correspond to 3 credits. To pass final grades it is required that all parts have been assessed passed. The final grade corresponds to a weighted average of the results of the written examination and the laboratory sessions.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.