BMB205: Advanced methods in protein mass spectrometry and proteomics
The course has limited entry. The following criterias are taken into consideration when seats are assigned.
- PhD students after time of enrollment
- Students with the most ECTS from their master
- Students who follows master courses concurrent with their bachelor programme (dispensation to 30 ECTS Master courses)
The participants are expected to have a Master's degree or equivalent. Upon agreement, the course may be taken by master's students holding a Bachelor degree. Please notice that this is a PhD course and thus the level is very high.
As the course is a Ph.d. course, the participants are expected to have an academic education within a relevant scientific area. They are expected to know the general terms within molecular biology and biochemistry and be able to use scientific methods for constructing and performing experimental analysis.
Active participation is expected from the students and teaching tools available on the e-learning platform used by SDU will be used during the course. The students are also expected to read articles listed by the teachers.
The students are expected to know about general laboratory safety and to be able to work in groups.
In order to reach the goal of the course, the students are expected to be able to demonstrate the ability to;
- Be capable of judging independently which of the experimental methods/strategies to use in different experimental setups.
- Make conclusions and reflections based on interpretation of data
- Write a scientific paper based on results obtained by experimental work
- Describe the theory behind relevant methods
Expected learning outcome
- Explain the principles behind Mass Spectrometry (MS), i.e. the construction, the principle of operation and the type of data expected from an MS instrument
- Describe the common ionization methods within the field of protein analysis, i.e. MALDI and ESI and clarify the difference between these
- Understand the basic principles for and the difference between different mass analyzers
- Describe fragmentation of peptides by CID, ECD and ETD, including the nomenclature
- Analyze and interpret peptide and protein spectra from MS and tandem MS instruments. This include understanding the principles behind manual interpretation of peptide fragment spectra
- Use simple bioinformatics tools for analysis of data sets and be able to critically evaluate the obtained results
- Understand and set up experimental strategies within the analysis of the proteome
- Describe the principles behind purification of specific post translational modifications (phosphorylation, glycosylation) and MS analysis of these. This include understanding the use of immonium ions and neutral loss
- Describe the principles for quantitative proteome analysis strategies like stable isotopic labeling and intensity profiling
- Read and understand scientific articles concerning protein mass spectrometry and proteome analysis
- Principles of mass spectrometry based analytical methods for proteins, peptides and post translational modifications, including Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization, electrospray ionization, mass analyzers and hybrid instruments.
- Methods for sample preparation prior to MS analysis
- Strategies for protein/peptide separation/purification prior to MS analysis, including electrophoretic and chromatographic techniques.
- Strategies for analysis of post translational modifications, with special emphasis on phosphorylation and glycosylation
- Strategies for quantitative analysis of peptide/proteins, e.g. with respect to research in disease markers
- Computational data analysis and database searching and other relevant bioinformatic analysis.
Prerequisites for participating in the exam a)
Exercises in the laboratory. Will be performed in smaller groups
Exam element a)
|Type||Prerequisite name||Prerequisite course|
|Examination part||Prerequisites for participating in the exam a)||N220005101, BMB205: Advanced methods in protein mass spectrometry and proteomics|
Based on the knowledge obtained during the lectures, computer exercises and litterature studies, the participants are expected to compose a report concerning the laboratory exercises. The obtained results are analysed and presented. The report is expected to including theory, methods, results, conclusion and perspectives.
The examination form for re-examination may be different from the exam form at the regular exam.
Indicative number of lessons
- Reading articles (approximately 30 scientific articles)
A list of literature containing 25-30 scientific articles and review (in total corresponding to approximately 200 pages with an expected study time on 25 hours) will be handed out. These are read and discussed in relation to the talks and laboratory exercises. As the course is an intense and consecutive course, the course days will consist of both intro- and training phase, whereas the study phase will take place both prior and after the course. E-tests will be used as study activities/student activation prior and during the course and the students will be encouraged to used blogs and discussionsboards to facilitate their learning and networking. The course is evaluated by a written report made/formed as a scientific article. In total the course will have a content corresponding to 10 ECTS.
|Martin Røssel Larsenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Institut for Biokemi og Molekylær Biologi, KI, BRIDGE, Brain Research - Inter-Disciplinary Guided Excellence|