Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
27 February 2023 – 19 March 2023
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
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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