Protein Chemistry

Protein Chemistry

This Master of Science study programme has been established to meet the increasing need of protein chemists in academia and industrial branches of medicine, pharmacy, food science, and biotechnology. This study line is specifically aimed to provide the students in-depth knowledge of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them.

Courses are offered at different DTU departments to ensure that all aspects of Protein Chemistry are covered. Topics include, but are not limited to, molecular biology, protein expression and purification, immunology, structural biology and in-silico protein modelling.

Biochemistry or life science course(s) taken on an undergraduate level would be advantageous when entering this study line.

The course 26125 (Chromatograhpie Purification of Biological Macromolecules) is an essential course that provides theory and hans-on experience on purification strategies

Programme Provisions

To complete the study line in Protein Chemistry, the students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have passed General Competence Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points
  • Have passed Technological Specialization Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS
  • Have performed a Master Thesis of at least 30 ECTS

Study line Protein Chemistry

General Competence Courses
Mandatory:

All students should take one of the following three courses. (the course content of the three courses are identical, but the course are places in different 3-week periods).

42501 Innovation in Engineering 5 point June
or
42504 Innovation in Engineering 5 point August
or
42500 Innovation in Engineering 5 point January

Students with advanced innovation competences may take one of the following courses as an alternative to 42500/42501/42504

42505 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point August
or
42503 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point June
or
42502 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary Teams 5 point January

In addition the 5 points achieved in the above courses, all students need to obtain 5 points in other innovation courses. The student can choose between the following courses.

Only 5 points from these courses count as general competences and extra point obtained will count as technological specialization.

26620 Chemistry and Innovation 5 point June
28310 Chemical and Biochemical Product Design 10 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17) and January
28485 Biobusiness and Process Innovation 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
38103 X-Tech Entrepreneurship 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17), Autumn E3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)

Choose at least 20 points among the following courses:

26231 Physical Chemistry 3 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
26317 Instrumental chemical analysis 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
26422 Biomolecular Chemistry 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
26433 Organic Chemistry 3 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
28212 Polymer Chemistry 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
28315 Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry 5 point E7 (Tues 18-22)
47339 Solid state and structural chemistry 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
or
26134 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry 3) 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)

If the total General Competence Courses passed exceed 30 ECTS points, the surplus courses may be used in fulfilling the requirement for Technological Specialization Courses.

Technological Specialization Courses

Choose at least 30 points among the following courses:

02450 Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17), Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
22117 Protein structure and computational biology 5 point Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)
26125 Chromatographic (HPLC) Purification of Biological Macromolecules 5 point June
26245 Applied computational chemistry 5 point June
26436 Pharmaceutical Drug Development 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
27325 Advanced protein structure engineering and analysis 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)
27423 Metabolomics and proteomics 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
28855 Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality in pharmaceutical, biotech and food industry - Theoretical version 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
28857 Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality in pharmaceutical, biotech and food industry - Practical version 7.5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17) and Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)

Elective Courses

The following courses are proposals for the studyline

02411 Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17), Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
02424 Advanced Dataanalysis and Statistical Modelling 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)
02450 Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17), Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
22100 R for Bio Data Science 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
22235 Drug delivery 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
22237 Preclinical drug development 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
22508 Practical NMR spectroscopy: Making reactions in (bio)chemistry visible 5 point June
26438 NMR Spectroscopy 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
27101 Assay Technology 5 point June
27246 Applied enzyme technology and kinetics 5 point E7 (Tues 18-22)
27322 Immunology 10 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
28233 Recovery and purification of biological products 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)

AC_Protein Chemistry_skema

Autumn start - proposed study plan

General competences
Technological specialization
Thesis
Electives
1.Semester
26134
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Inorganic... Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry 3)
5 point
26436
Pharmaceutical Drug Development
10 point
02450
Introduction to Machine Learning and... Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining
5 point
Electives
Electives
Shared
42500
Innovation in Engineering
5 point
2.Semester
26317
Instrumental chemical analysis
5 point
28212
Polymer Chemistry
5 point
26231
Physical Chemistry 3
5 point
28855
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and... Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality in pharmaceutical, biotech and food industry - Theoretical version
5 point
27325
Advanced protein structure engineering... Advanced protein structure engineering and analysis
5 point
26125
Chromatographic (HPLC) Purification of... Chromatographic (HPLC) Purification of Biological Macromolecules
5 point
3.Semester
26422
Biomolecular Chemistry
5 point
28315
Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry
5 point
28485
Biobusiness and Process Innovation
5 point
Electives
Electives
5 point
Electives
Electives
5 point
Electives
Electives
5 point
4.Semester
Thesis
Master's thesis
30 point

Spring start - proposed study plan

General competences
Technological specialization
Thesis
Electives
1.Semester
26317
Instrumental chemical analysis
5 point
28855
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and... Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality in pharmaceutical, biotech and food industry - Theoretical version
5 point
Electives
Electives
Shared
Electives
Electives
Shared
26125
Chromatographic (HPLC) Purification of... Chromatographic (HPLC) Purification of Biological Macromolecules
5 point
42504
Innovation in Engineering
5 point
2.Semester
26422
Biomolecular Chemistry
5 point
26436
Pharmaceutical Drug Development
10 point
28310
Chemical and Biochemical Product Design
10 point
Electives
Electives
Shared
3.Semester
26231
Physical Chemistry 3
5 point
28212
Polymer Chemistry
5 point
27325
Advanced protein structure engineering... Advanced protein structure engineering and analysis
5 point
22117
Protein structure and computational... Protein structure and computational biology
5 point
26245
Applied computational chemistry
5 point
Electives
Electives
5 point
4.Semester
Thesis
Master's thesis
30 point