Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems, 15 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 20 March 2023

    End date: 4 June 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-66003 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

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

    Registration: 27 February 2023 – 19 March 2023

Entry requirements: One of the following is required: (1) 120 credits with 60 credits in chemistry, including 20 credits in biochemistry, or (2) 120 credits with 30 credits in chemistry and 30 credits in biology, including 20 credits in biochemistry, or (2) 120 credits within the Master's Programme in Molecular Biotechnology Engineering, including Cell Biology, 15 credits. Also required is 10 credits at Master's level. 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

  • Molecular interaction mechanisms and forces between molecules: selectivity, affinity, kinetics and thermodynamics. The effect of the environment on interactions
  • Structure and dynamics of biomacromolecules and their complexes: selectivity, multivalency, avidity. Various types of biomolecular interactions: protein-ligand, protein-protein, DNA-protein, RNA-protein. Inhibition of interactions
  • Applications: design of ligands, modification of proteins and nucleic acids to alter their interactions with other macromolecules or ligands
  • Biological, biochemical and biophysical methods for the identification and characterisation of molecular interactions
  • Modelling of interactions by molecular graphics and structural information
  • Examples of how biological systems can be described in terms of the molecular interactions involved
  • Application of molecular interaction analysis in life science research, drug discovery and diagnostics

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Department of Chemistry - BMC

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Box 576, 75123 Uppsala

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