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Introduction to molecular modelling

Master's level | 5 credits | Course code: KEM552
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 14 December 2020 - 17 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Today, computer simulations for molecules and systems of molecules often complement or replace experimental investigations and become an integral part of the chemist's "tool box". The course describes, from theta user's perspective, the computational modeling of both small and large systems, such as proteins, DNA, or ligand-receptor complexes, under real conditions (aqueous solution, finite temperatures) with the help of molecular mechanics combined with molecular dynamics and Monte-Carlo methods. Applications e.g. in drug design are discussed. The methods and concepts are illustrated by extensive computer exercises.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 90 credits within Science (or 120 credits within pharmacy/medicine). These courses should include KEM040 (physical chemistry 15 credits) or FYP203 (quantum physics 7.5 credits). Students with equal qualifications can be admitted. Mathematics 15 credits is strongly recommended.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 9 917 SEK
First payment: 9 917 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Per Martin Björemark, +46 31 786 9013,


Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology
Box 462
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 9 C

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-08-07