Study unit
4217566 Molecular and Protein modeling, 5 Cp  
Code 4217566  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Molecular and Protein modeling  Abbreviation PROMM 
Credits 5 Cp Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0719 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Pharmacy (K) 

Maija Lahtela-Kakkonen 

Learning outcomes 

Only teaching that is deemed crucial to be offered as in-person teaching will be organised as in-person teaching in the autumn semester 2020. Protein and molecular modeling (PROMM) course cannot be organized without in-person teaching but course is not crucial, PROMM will be postponed into autumn 2021.  There is possibility to get to know Molecular Modeling and perform exam concerning Molecular Modeling linked Pharmacy literature course.


Students learn widely used molecular modeling methods and their theoretical background. S/he can apply molecular modeling methods for protein modeling and drug design. Student have understanding about of the differences of methods and can use some of the methods in modeling tasks.


Different molecular modeling techniques which are suitable for small molecules and proteins. Students will get known to molecular modeling software and its usage in drug design. The course will provide good basics to other modeling courses or for independent studies.

Modes of study 

Examination (at least 50% of maximum) and participating practical sessions (100% presence), successfully completed assignments

Teaching methods 

Lectures 20 h, practical session 16 h,  Moodle exercises

Study materials 

Molecular Modeling: Basic Principles and Applications by Hans-Dieter Höltje, Wolfgang Sippl, Didier Rognan, Gerd Folkers (newest edition) Molecular Modeling and Simulation: An Interdisciplinary Guide

Handouts in Moodle

Evaluation criteria 

1/3 of evalution is based on Moodle exercises and 2/3 is based on examination.

Evaluation: 0 - 5


Senior Scientist Maija Lahtela-Kakkonen, Senior Scientist Tuomo Laitinen


BioMed: Protein structure course

Offering data 

PR4, PR5, BioMed4, graduate students, exchange students, JOO-studies

Maximum 24 students are annually accepted to the course.

First priority PR4/PR5 and exchange students and graduate students of School of Pharmacy, second priority BioMed4 and exchange students. In second priority are first those BioMed students who have finished their B.Sc and exchange students. In case of exchange students, the place in course will be confirmed in middle of September.



Further information 

Maija.Lahtela-Kakkonen(at), office: Hilkka.Wessman(at)

Course includes the elements of sustainable development (i.e., ethical questions, health, and).

Teaching language is English. In the exam you may answer either in Finnish or English.



Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
K: Molecular and Protein modeling  Lecture and exercise course  Maija Lahtela-Kakkonen  28.09.20 -15.10.20

Future exams
No exams