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* Retrieved from Course syllabus BB1090 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Biochemical analysis and separation methods

Enzymology (catalysm, kinetics, mechanisms, inhibition)

Protein structure, function and biosynthesis

Glycolysis, gluconeogensis and the citric acid cycle

Glycogen, lipids and nitrogen metabolism

The calvin cycle and the pentose phosphate pathway

Metabolic rule mechanisms


Hormone control and signal transference

Biological membranes and transport processes over membranes

Oxidative phosphorylation and photosynthesis

Intended learning outcomes

The course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of the cell’s macro molecules and the cellular processes on a molecular level and give an introduction to biochemical analysis and separation methods. 

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe and summarize the cell’s basic biochemical processes on a molecular level and solve more simple problems.
  • describe the connection between catabolism and anabolism
  • expand his/her understanding within biochemical, bio-process technical, molecular biological and enzymological areas.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

A written exam (TEN1; 6 credits, grading scale A-F).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Offered by

CBH/Industrial Biotechnology

Main field of study

Biotechnology, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Mats Martinelle (kursansvarig),, tel. +46 8 5537 8384

Supplementary information

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