Protein Structure


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Predict and model protein structures from sequence data
  • Give an account of state-of-the-art techniques for the investigation and determination of structure, including the procedures involved, prerequisites and the advantages and shortcomings of each of these techniques
  • Extract and model biomolecular structural data from relevant databases
  • Visualize structures and utilize structural data to explain biomolecular function
  • Give an account of classification of protein structures


  • Read and understand scientific articles on the determination, interpretation and application of biomolecular structures

Type of instruction

  • Lectures
  • Theoretical exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examProtein Structure
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProteinstruktur
Module codeK-BT-K2-21
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Biotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science