FBB3570 Multiscale Modelling in Chemistry and Biology 10.0 credits

Flerskalig modellering i kemi och biologi

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  1. Introduction to multiscale modelling
  2. Review of electronic structure calculation methods
  3. Modelling of interatomic interactions
  4. Methods for atomistic scale simulations
  5. Meso-scale simulation methods
  6. Computer exercises
  7. Projects

Intended learning outcomes *

This course aims at providing students with fundamental concepts, principles, and methods in multiscale modelling. You will learn how to use multiscale modelling methods to study large molecular systems.

For whom: PhD students

Course Disposition

  • Lectures: 8 weeks a 4 hrs/week = 32 hrs  2-• • Projects: 3 weeks a* 4 hrs/week = 8-12 hrs

• Project presentations and discussions

• 4 computer exercises

• 2 small projects

• 1 big project

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

PhD students who have the fundamental knowledge of molecular modeling, in particular quantum chemistry.

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Andrew R. Leach,“Molecular Modeling, Principles and Applications”, 2nd edition
(ISBN-13: 978-0582382107)

Lecture notes and handouts will be distributed after each lecture.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Other requirements for final grade *

    Attendance on at least 80% of the lectures, finish all the exercises and projects and present the results.

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Yaoquan Tu

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    CBH/Theoretical Chemistry and Biology

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

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    Yaoquan Tu, e-mail: yaoquan@kth.se, tel: +46 8 790 9645

    Ethical approach *

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Supplementary information

    How to apply and last day of application:

    Contact the examinator

    Number of students:

    Max 20

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at CBH/Theoretical Chemistry and Biology