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
Autumn Term 2020
2 November 2020
17 January 2021
English (upon request)
Type of studies
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.
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.
Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Online application service in Swedish will open 16 March 2020 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
15 April 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.