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Proteins in eukaryotic cells

The course deals with the expression of proteins and silencing of gene expression in eukaryotic cells.

In addition, post-translational modification, intracellular sorting and transport of protein in eukaryotic cells are treated. Furthermore, methods for gene editing, studies of protein distribution and dynamics, as well as protein-protein interactions in vitro and in living cells.

A large part of the course consists of laboratory work, where students work with various current research issues in protein biochemistry.

  • Course structure

    After completing the course, the student is expected to: 

    • be able to explain the expression system of genes in mammalian cells and how gene expression can be edited or silenced in eukaryotic cells, as well as reflect on human responsibility for how these methods are used.
    • explain methods can be used to study protein distribution and interactions in mammalian cells, including in living cells.
    • be able to experimentally express and analyze proteins in eukaryotic cells
    • show insight into current research issues in protein biochemistry.
    • be able to make assessments and discuss societal and ethical aspects of protein biochemistry.


    Theory 5 ECTS

    Practical laboratory work 10 ECTS

    Teaching format

    • Lectures
    • Seminars
    • Group projects
    • Lab


    Theory, written exam

    Lab, written lab reports, written and oral presentations


    Einar Hallberg


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course responsible

    Einar Hallberg


    Chemistry Section & Student Affairs Office:

    Office:        Chemical Practice Laboratory M345