Protein Engineering

15 credits

Course, Master's level, 1BG301

Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023, Uppsala, 100%, On-campus, English

Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023, Uppsala, 100%, On-campus, English For exchange students

About the course

During the course, you work on a current molecular biological and gene technological problem. The aim is to provide advanced knowledge and skills that enable you to find solutions on your own and put these solutions into practice. After completing the course, you should be able to

  • analyse the structure and function of proteins by computer-based methods
  • describe the structure and classification of proteins
  • analyse and compare the amino acid sequence and structure of proteins and relate these to function
  • review factors significant for protein folding processes and stability
  • explain how proteins can be used for different industrial and academic purposes such as structure determination, organic synthesis and drug design
  • plan mutagenesis experiments to test protein stability and/or function
  • carry out a PCR-based mutagenesis experiment
  • keep a lab journal according to GLP and
  • design a simple research plan for a novel biotechnological invention.