Education in Chemistry

Lund University

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KEMM25 Structural biochemistry

The course is worth 15 credits and runs full time during the second half of the autumn semester.

The course aims to give insights into protein structure, how it can be modelled and experimentally determined. We start by discussing the forces that drive proteins to fold into three-dimensional structures. Then we look at different databases and discuss homology modelling, i.e. how one can model a protein's three-dimensional structure if one knows the structure of a sufficiently related protein. We also look at some of the most important experimental methods to determine the structure of proteins in different ways: X-ray crystallography, small-angle X-ray scattering and neutron crystallography. We describe how structural information on proteins can be used to develop better pharmaceuticals. The course includes site visits to Lund Protein Production Facility and MAX IV.

Course material and communication

Online course material, course communication and other information can be found on Canvas. You will have access to the course in Canvas after you have been registered. 

Material concerning, primarily, the homology model section of the course:

Protein structures

In case of absence

In case you are ill or will miss mandatory classes for any other reason you should report this to the course responsible teacher (Derek Logan) and the course assistant (Ipsita Banerjee). 


KEMM25 Structural Biochemistry replaces KEMM15 Structural Bioinformatics from autumn term 2019.

Course Coordinator

Derek Logan
046-222 14 43

Course literature

(Available to buy from MediaTryck at entrance E)

Other lecturers

Ingemar André
046-222 44 70

Salam Al-Karadaghi
046-222 45 12

Susanna Horsefield
046-222 45 84

Kristofer Modig
046-222 81 73

Esko Oksanen
046-222 14 48

Course assistant

Course representative

Course evaluations

Please note that course evaluations for KEMM25 are written in Swedish. If you wish to have them translated contact the student reception

Course evaluation autumn 2019