Master’s studies

Syllabus for Nanobiotechnology

Nanobioteknik

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1KB457
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1N, Technology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5.
  • Established: 2009-05-06
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2015-04-16
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2015
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits with 30 credits in chemistry.
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - BMC

Learning outcomes

The overriding the aim of this course is to provide basic knowledge in the interface between chemistry, physics and biology on the nanostructural level with a focus on biotechnological usage. The student should be able to on completion of the course:

  • account for interaction of biomolecules with surfaces of different chemical and physical species.
  • account for production and the applications of various types of nanostructured materials.
  • suggest methods for the design of enzyme reactors and other bioconjugates on surfaces and second carriers, and explain the carrier's influence on the activity of the biomolecule.
  • give examples of/analyse applications within the field of bioelectronics and account for the basic principles they are based on.
  • use basic principles of microfluidics to solve biotechnical and bioanalytical problems
  • make a risk assessment of a nanobiotechnological project.

Content

Examples and production of various types of nanostructured materials with usage and potential within biotechnology. Using biomaterials and biomolecules as bases for inorganic structures. Introduction to surface physics and biomaterials. Methods for derivatisation and characterisation of surfaces and other carrying structures. Theory and methods for studies of the interaction with surfaces and fibres of biomolecules. Applications within bioseparation, diagnostics, the drug delivery and bioimplants. Theory for how lipid/polymer nanoparticles can be utilised as model membranes and for formulation/administration of drugs. Molecular prints of biomolecules. Production and applications of inorganic replicas of biological materials. Enzyme reactors based on nanostructured materials. During the course opportunities are given for oral and written reports.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions, demonstration labs.

Assessment

Written examination is organised during the course and/or at the end of the course. Written examination correspond 6 credits, laboratory sessions and seminar exercises correspond 4 credits. The final grade corresponds to a joining of the written examination and the compulsory parts.

Reading list

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