Course C142/14 Proteomics and protein profiling


Course leader: Johan Palmfeldt

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Graduate program: ClinFO

Course fee: 1,560.00 DKK

Max seats: 15

Applicants: 13

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Spring 2022

Application deadline: 24/01/2022

Start date: 21/02/2022

Title: Proteomics and protein profiling C142/14

is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, spring 2022.

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or Master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim: The aim is to give the students an overview of proteomics and the study of complex protein samples. The course will cover the theoretical basis and practical methodology of proteomics.
The course attendants will learn how to design and perform proteomic studies and will get understanding of its impact on research within life science and medicine.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding of the principles of proteomics methodologies, and how the different methods can be combined
  • Knowledge of the value of protein analysis in biomedical research, including advantages and limitations
  • Acquired practical experience in 1) lab work in protein analysis and 2) software tools used to analyze proteomics data with regard to MS spectra, protein modifications, pathway analysis etc.
  • To be able to interpret, discuss and critically assess proteomics data
  • To be able to design studies on protein analysis and proteomics (type of sample, procedures, instruments etc.)

The four-day course will start with the basics of protein chemistry and will then cover large scale proteomics and how it can be used to elucidate physiological phenomena and to discover protein biomarkers. 
The course contains lectures, laboratory experiments, computer exercises, an individual project and journal club. The focus will be on protein profiling of complex mixtures of proteins and the course covers
the steps; sample collection, protein and peptide separation techniques (gel based and chromatography based methods), mass spectrometry analysis as well as data evaluation. Examples will foremost be from clinical protein research

Instructors: Staff members of Research Unit for Molecular Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus University, with contribution from invited lectures

Dates and times: 21.-24. February 2022, from 8.30 to approx. 16-17.

Place: Science Center Skejby, Brendstrupgårdsvej 21, Meeting room 2 in Building E, ground floor

Course fee: DKK 1560

Participation in the course is without cost for: 

  • PhD students, Research Year students and Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc collaboration
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses


Course dates:

  • 21 February 2022 08:30 - 16:30
  • 22 February 2022 08:30 - 16:00
  • 23 February 2022 08:30 - 17:00
  • 24 February 2022 08:30 - 15:00