|Application deadline:||16 Jan 2024 114 days|
|University website:||Biochemistry with specialization in protein chemistry|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||0 SEK|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||140,000 SEK|
Proteins are the building blocks of life. They play a central role in various disease processes and can also be used for therapeutic purposes. If you want to learn more about these fascinating molecules then the master’s programme in Biochemistry with specialization in protein chemistry could be for you.
The Master’s Program in Biochemistry with specialization in protein chemistry will provide a 360 degree understanding of proteins, from their physical properties and structures, to how they behave, interact and function in complex environments.
Current techniques used to study proteins, their folding, structure, cellular localization, interactions and functions is another important focus in the programme.
You will learn the basics principles of recombinant protein production, protein engineering and protein purification, as well biophysical characterisation and structure determination of proteins by for instance x-ray crystallography, NMR and cryo-EM. Moreover, you will also get to dive into the world of biological membranes, which consist of both proteins and lipids, as wells as to study how protein expression can be modified and studied in live eukaryotic cells.
The fast-paced courses in the programme are taught in small groups and they include significant lab time, allowing you to develop the lab skills that Stockholm University graduates are renowned for, and which employers expect. Writing reports, giving presentatations and reading papers will be second nature to you when you have finshed the program.
The teaching is problem-based meaning, you will also be challenged to develop skills like self-sufficiency and creative thinking, which will help your career outside the lab. It’s real science for the real world.
While attending the biochemistry with specialization in protein chemistry programme you will be surrounded by internationally recognised biochemistry researchers, including some of the people who choose the Nobel Prize winners. In addition, you will be able to attend the Nobel lectures of the prize winners themselves.
There is also a robust exchange programme with University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, which many students take advantage of to broaden their experience.