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Biochemistry: Protein Structure and Function

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2020

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About the course

The course deals with the following subjects: Evolution, structure, dynamics, stability, folding and degradation of proteins. Relationships between structure and catalytic properties of enzymes as studied by site-directed mutagenesis. Translocation of proteins through membranes to various organelles. Membrane proteins, membrane transport and cellular signals, receptors. Cytoskeletal and contractile proteins. Immunoglobulins and other proteins of the immune system. DNA-binding proteins and viruses. Compulsory laboratory experiments and computer analysis are included in the course.

Application and eligibility

Biochemistry: Protein Structure and Function, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2020 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


2 November 2020


17 January 2021

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS credits including the course Biochemistry 15 ECTS credits (5KE020/075) or Biochemistry, Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Kinetics 15 ECTS credits (5KE076) or equivalent and English B/6.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 15 January 2020.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Course is given by
Department of Chemistry
Contact person for the course is:
Magnus Wolf-Watz