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KJE-3603 Protein Production Technology - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for kjemi

Type of course

Theoretical and practical course. The course is available as a singular or elective course independent of study program, also to exchange students. The course is offered on condition that a minimum number of students register for the course. The course is given every second or third year.

Course overlap

BIO-3321 Protein purification 5 stp

Course contents

Protein expression and protein purification is an art of science and technology. Each protein is unique and needs special treatment. This intensive practical course is dedicated to the current technology and processes available to obtain a pure sample of protein using recombinant DNA techniques, combined with biotechnology of protein production and purification. The course covers cloning and overexpression in bacterial and eukaryotic systems, introduction to fermentation, protein purification and biophysical characterization. Course topics include:


i) Recombinant protein technology and fermetation

ii) Protein purification

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements


Objective of the course

The student will have acquired a solid and broad theoretical and practical basis to understand protein production technology. This means that the student






Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all syllabus material is in English.

Teaching methods

The course will be taught as a combination of lectures, demonstrations and practical lab work (intensive course). Lectures and demonstrations: 20 h. Hands-on laboratory exercises: 40 h. Compulsory attendance.


Evaluation of submitted lab report. Pass/fail.

Work requirements: Compulsory attendance.

Students who fail the exam may register for re-sit the following semester.

Date for examination

Mandatory attendance hand in date 13.06.2022

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.