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Biophysical-Chemical Concepts

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

About the course

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.

Application and eligibility

Biophysical-Chemical Concepts, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 2 September 2019


Lectures end during the week of 28 October 2019

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are in the main area of chemistry, or the 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 2019.

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:
Gerhard Gröbner