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Biochemistry: Protein Structure and Function

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2023

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 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


31 October 2023


14 January 2024

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. Entry requirements


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 16 January 2023. How to apply

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.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 35,700

Total fee

SEK 35,700

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