Molecular Simulations

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained in the area of Organic Chemistry, Protein Physics, Basic Quantum Mechanics, and Physical Chemistry.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module: will have gained skills in the up to date computer modeling techniques of molecular dynamics and analysis of in silico modeled protein, peptide and membrane structures and function.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

• Must have knowledge about modern force fields
• Must have knowledge about protein folding and function
• Must have knowledge about the general building blocks of proteins and their chemistry
• Must be able to evaluate protein structures
• Must be able to apply the principals of protein structures and functions to real problems

Skills

• Must be able to apply principals of Molecular dynamics simulations to real problems
• Must be able to evaluate modeled protein structures and function
• Must be able to apply the properties and chemistry of the aminoacids to real world problems
• Must be able to evaluate results from molecular dynamics simulations

Competences

• Must have a basic understanding of molecular modelling
• Must have a general understanding of the physics of protein dynamics and force field based modeling strategies
• Must have a general knowledge molecular simulations

Type of instruction

Lectures with accompanying problem solving session.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 5 ECTS course module and the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examMolecular Simulations
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleMolekylær simulering
Module codeF-NB-K1-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Mathematics, Physics and Nanotechnology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science