Project Course, Chemical Biology, 6 credits (TFKE60)

Projektkurs i kemisk biologi, 6 hp

Main field of study

Biotechnology Chemical Biology


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Lars-Göran Mårtensson

Director of studies or equivalent

Magdalena Svensson

Available for exchange students

Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CKEB Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2019) 1, 2 1+2+3, 1 English Linköping o
6KKEB Chemical Biology, Bachelor's Programme 5 (Autumn 2019) 1, 2 1+2+3, 1 English Linköping o
6MPRO Protein Science, Master's Programme (External) 1 (Autumn 2019) 1, 2 1+2+3, 1 English Linköping o

Main field of study

Biotechnology, Chemical Biology

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Chemical Biology, Bachelor's Programme
  • Master's Programme in Protein Science

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Biochemistry 2

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student know how to:

  • plan and experimentally execute a project in gene technology
  • plan and experimentally execute a project in protein characterization 
  • plan and execute a larger laboratory intensive group project with different individual roles
  • understand and evaluate experimentally determined data through critical thinking of scientific literature and available experimental data

The student has also achieved comprehensive practical experience of methods in molecular biology as well as in biological measurements.

Course content

The experimental part is based on earlier knowledge from courses in Biochemistry. The main part of this course is experimental and will give insights in modern experimental techniques in molecular biology and biological measurements.

Teaching and working methods

The course runs the entire semester, and should be taken in parallel with TFKE38 and TFKE37 during HT1. The course is divided into two separate project exercises, one in protein characterization (UPG1) and one individually assigned project in gene technology (UPG2). Both projects are laboratory intensive and are presented as written reports for each project. In the laboratory course (LAB1) a larger project in molecular biology is performed in group with individual roles for the group members. The laboratory course is examined both orally and as a written report.

Please note that the courses TFKE37, TFKE38 and TFKE60 are not scheduled to a specific timetable module during Ht1, instead they share timetable modules 1+2+3. As a result, these courses are difficult to combine with other courses.


UPG2Individual project assignment in gene technologyU, G1.5 credits
UPG1Project assignment in protein characterizationU, G1.5 credits
LAB1Project laboratory work in molecular biologyU, G3 credits

Grades are given as "Pass" or "Fail". 


Two grade scale, older version, U, G

Other information

Supplementary courses

Protein Chemistry, Protein Engineering


Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magdalena Svensson


Lars-Göran Mårtensson

Education components

Preliminär schemalagd tid: 31 h
Rekommenderad självstudietid: 129 h

Course literature


Compendium from the department, reviews on the subject area and scientific articles.


Compendium from the department, reviews on the subject area and scientific articles.

UPG2 Individual project assignment in gene technology U, G 1.5 credits
UPG1 Project assignment in protein characterization U, G 1.5 credits
LAB1 Project laboratory work in molecular biology U, G 3 credits

Grades are given as "Pass" or "Fail". 

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