The course covers biophysical and chemical processes in the environment and in biological systems. The practical part of the course includes spectroscopic measurements on proteins and their interaction with small organic molecules, equilibrium calculations based on fugacity concepts and characterization of molecular adsorption on organic (eg nanotubes, membranes) and inorganic surfaces (e.g. different minerals). The course covers the following areas: thermodynamics, absorption processes, kinetics, fugacity, physicochemical properties, molecular dynamics and spectroscopic methods with focus on mainly NMR spectroscopy as well as Raman, IR and Fluorescence spectroscopy. The course also has a literature project that includes literature search; a project which will be reported orally but also in written form. The course also addresses the theory of science and ethics. The practical moments of the course are closely related to ongoing research at Umeå University in the area of proteins and pharmaceutical and environmental chemistry.
90 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are in the main area of chemistry, or the 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 15 March 2021 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
15 April 2021.
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.