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Cross Institutional Molecular Biophysics

Cross Institutional Molecular Biophysics

Course information

The Cross Institutional Molecular Biophysics course is interdisciplinary and cross-institutional and will be given by a series of lecturers who are experts within each their subfield of biophysics. The coherence of the course is assured by emphasizing the molecular basis of modern biophysics. The course will take place at different institutions in order to expose the students to different research groups, their researchers and experimental research facilities. The course will thus give the student a unique opportunity of orienting him or herself within an active and diverse field of interdisciplinary science.

The course is relevant for biophysically oriented PhD students within physics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, nano-bioscience, pharmaceutical sciences, agricultural science or biology. The emphasis of the course is a molecular description of biophysical systems and phenomena and it covers experimental methods, theoretical concepts, as well as molecular modeling. 


Course credit

The workload of the course corresponds to 10 ECTS. Credit for the course requires the student's presence at a minimum of 7 out of the 9 lectures. The student presentations and evaluation and student talks are mandatory. Read more in the course description.



Registration using the online form before 16th February 2018.

For additional questions, contact either:

Before January 2018: Ditte Høyer Engholm (

From January 2018 onwards: Maria Kragelund (


Course responsible: Daniel Otzen, iNANO



Monday March 5

Micromanipulation, Molecular Simulations, and Biointerfaces

Adam Cohen Simonsen, Himanshu Khandelia, David Needham, Koji Kinoshita and Anders Ultoft

University of Southern Denmark

Monday March 12

Fluorescence Microscopy and Surface-Sensitive Techniques

Jonathan Brewer, Chen Shen, and Beate Klösgen

University of Southern Denmark

Monday March 19

Macromolecular Biophysics using Optical Tweezers and FCS

Lene Oddershede and Thomas Heimburg

University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Institute

Tuesday April 3

Protein aggregation/degradation and light scattering

Lars Øgendal

University of Copenhagen

Monday April 9


Protein Folding, Fibrillation and Aggregation

Daniel Otzen

Aarhus University

Monday April 16

Student Presentations 

To be determined

University of Southern Denmark

Monday April 23

Small-Angle Scattering: Structure of Macromolecular Aggregates in Solution

Dorthe Posselt and Lise Arleth

Roskilde University

Monday April 30


Biomimetic sensing and separation: harnessing protein function


Claus Helix Nielsen

Danish Technical University

Monday May 7


Protein Liquid- & Solidstate NMR spectroscopy

Thomas Vosegaard

Aarhus University

Monday May 14

Calorimetry in Biophysics

Peter Westh

Roskilde University

Tuesday May 22

Evaluation and Student Talks

Daniel Otzen and Thomas Vosegaard

Aarhus University

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Revised 05.11.2018