Chemistry: Structural Biochemistry
Course · 15 credits
Protein interactions are essential for understanding how cells work and these interactions can only be studied by working with the proteins themselves. Dive into the molecular level of the cell and learn more about protein structure and its connection to biological function.
KEMM25. The course aims to enable students to aquire a deeper understanding of proteins, with emphasis on structure and its connection to biological function. The course addresses both the principles that determine these properties and the methods, mainly X-ray crystallography, used to study these in modern molecular protein science.
Lectures (7.5 credits): Conformation of polypeptides. The secondary and three-dimensional structure of proteins, structural classes and structural databases. Prediction and modelling of protein structure. Protein stability, dynamics, interaction in proteins: packing and electrostatics. Ligand binding and structural design of drugs. Principles of X-ray crystallography and other methods such as low angle X-ray scattering, neutron scattering, NMR etc.
Bioinformatics (4 credits): Exercises in relevant computer-based methods for studying protein structures and dynamics. Search in sequence and structure databases as well as advanced homology modelling of proteins
Laboratory exercises and computer exercises in structural biochemistry (3.5 credits): The exercises address all the elements of a typical structure with X-ray crystallography: crystallization, data collection, data processing, structure determination, model construction, refinement and validation. A few exercises are performed as demonstrations.
More information can be found at http://www.kemi.lu.se/utbildning/kurser/avancerade-kurser/kemm25/
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Undergraduate Studies in Chemistry
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Box 124, 221 00 Lund
+46 46 222 83 40
sophie [dot] manner [at] chem [dot] lu [dot] se
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lovisa [dot] andersson [at] kilu [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
90 ECTS credits Science studies including KEMA20, or KEMA10 and KEMA12, KEMA01, KEMA03 and MOBA02. English 6/English Course B.
Seats are allocated according to: Previous college/university studies (APAV): 100 %.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
How to apply
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Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
- Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the adjacent column on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
*Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 36 250
First payment: SEK 36 250
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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile
- US student finance
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