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 1 March 2019.

For additional questions, contact Maria Kragelund (


Course responsible: Daniel Otzen, iNANO



Date (Mondays)




March 4

Protein Folding, Fibrillation and Aggregation

Daniel Otzen


March 11

Protein Liquid- & Solidstate NMR spectroscopy

Thomas Vosegaard


March 18

Macromolecular Biophysics using Optical Tweezers and FCS

Thomas Heimburg and Poul Martin Bendix


March 25

Fluorescence Microscopy and Surface-Sensitive Techniques

Beate Klösgen, Adam Cohen Simonsen and Jonathan Brewer


April 1

Intercellular transport, cellular and tissue mechanics

Koji Kinoshita, Alba Diz-Muñoz and Daniel Wüstner


April 8

Student Presentations 

Adam Cohen Simonsen, Himanshu Khandelia and Koji Kinoshita


April 15+22

Easter break



April 29

Small-Angle Scattering: Structure of membranes and biomolecules in Solution

Dorthe Posselt and Lise Arleth


May 6

Calorimetry in Biophysics

Peter Westh


May 13

Protein aggregation/degradation and light scattering

Lars Øgendal


May 20

Protein-Ligand and Protein-Membrane Interactions and Molecular Simulations

 Kresten Lindorff-Larsen and Himanshu Khandelia


May 27 

Evaluation and Student Talks

Daniel Otzen


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