Enzymology and Bioorganic Catalysis, 15 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 31 October 2022

    End date: 15 January 2023

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-16004 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 10 October 2022 – 30 October 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits. 60 credits in chemistry including at least 10 credits at Master's level. 15 credits in biochemistry. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 36,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 36,250

About the course

  • Reaction kinetics of simple and complex reactions (rate equations, reaction order, molecularity, rate limiting step)
  • Thermodynamic aspects of reactions (reaction coordinates, activated complexes and transition states)
  • Enzyme kinetics (steady ­state kinetics, pre­-steady-state kinetics)
  • Reaction mechanisms (ligand binding; catalytic groups: acid/base, nucleophiles, electrophiles, co­factors, metals and entropic effects)
  • Experimental analysis of catalytic and kinetic mechanisms (spectrometry, X­-ray crystallography, stopped flow, isotope effects, structure/reactivity relationships)
  • Mathematical data analysis (regression analysis, model discrimination)
  • Modelling of enzymatic reactions
  • Stereo chemistry (mechanisms)
  • Structure/function relationships (protein folding, mutagenesis, enzyme inhibition, evolution of catalytic mechanism, catalytic antibodies)
  • Catalytic nucleic acids (ribozymes, catalytic DNA)

More information


Department of Chemistry - BMC

Husargatan 3 752 37 Uppsala

Box 576, 75123 Uppsala

Chemistry education office

Email: kursexp@kemi.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 37 10, +46 18 471 37 11