Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Applied Biotechnology A1N
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
Alt . 1) 120 credits in the engineering programme in molecular biotechnology including cell biology and biotechnical methodology. Alt . 2) 120 credits. The overview trends in molecular biology and biotechnology.
After passing the course the student should be able to
account for the structure and function at the molecular and cellular level of the immune defence
account for polyclonal, monoclonal and humanized antibodies and production of these
describe immunization/vaccination, immunological disease and immunotherapy
plan, carry out and present achieved results of immunological serum analyses by means of enzyme coupled immune adsorbent analysis (ELISA)
discuss immunological techniques and their applications in biotechnical industry.
The innate and adaptive immune defence and its components. Cells and molecules that participate in these systems and their roles in combating infectious agents. Activation of these defence systems. The genetic mechanisms that control the formation of the specific receptors against foreign subjects in the form of antibodies and T cell receptors.
The use of antibodies in biotechnical applications such as ELISA, ELISpot, immunohistochemistry, western blot, flow cytometry, cell isolation with MACS, multiplex bead array, proximity ligation assay. Technologies for production of antibodies and isolation/purifying with protein A as well as immunological tests based on cellular reactions. Use of Biacore for determination of bond strengths in antibody-antigen interactions and use of structure data to understand and modulate immunological molecules. Immunological diseases as allergy, autoimmunity and immune deficiencies as well as the technologies that are used for diagnosis and treatment of these diseases as well as cancer.
Practical laboratory session that handles production and test of polyclonal antibodies. Theoretical exercises that cover different topics within immunology. Projects with a specialization in immunological technology. Study visits at companies that use immunological techniques.
Lectures, laboratory sessions, exercises, study visits, seminars and projects.
Written examination (5 credits). Laboratory sessions (3 credits), theoretical exercises (1 credit) and oral presentation of project (1 credit).