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
Autumn Term 2022
1 November 2022
15 January 2023
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.
The online application opens 18 October 2021 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
17 January 2022. 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.