BB2200 Project Work in Biotechnology 7.5 credits

Projektarbete i bioteknik

The course gives a basic training in formulating and analysing a current problem within the field of Biotechnology and to document this in a report

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course is carried out as an individual, independent project, equivalent to 5 weeks of full time studies. A problem within the field of Biotechnology is formulated, planned and analyzed under supervision by a suitable supervisor. The project usually starts with a literature review. Subsequently, a project plan is formulated for experimental work. The project plan should include the background of the project, the scientific question and suggestions for methods to investigate the question.

The project is then described in written report of high quality, where the results are analyzed and evaluated. The results as well as results from the literature are compared and critically examined. 

Intended learning outcomes *

After completion of the course the student shall have

Knowledge and understanding to:

  • apply relevant knowledge and skills acquired in biotechnology and potentially in neighboring areas on a given problem.

Skills and abilities to:

  • within a given setting, even with limited information, be able to independently analyze complex questions on an advanced level in the field of biotechnology.
  • be able to document, describe and explain one’s own work, for a given target group, with high standards of structure, formality and language management.

Values and approaches to be able to:

  • compare, appraise and criticize own and others’ scientific results.
  • identify one’s own need for further knowledge and continuous development of competence.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

To begin the course, the student must have passed at least 120 hp in completed 1:st/2:nd cycle courses in the field of technology, biotechnology or related areas. The examiner may demand additional specific prerequisites for the particular project. 

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project Work, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

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 *

Approved project plan

Approved final report

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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Torbjörn Gräslund

Further information

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

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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

Usual examiner is Andres Veide.
The following persons can be examiners, depending on direction of the project: Anders Andersson, Mårten Ahlquist,  Afshin Ahmadian, Helene Andersson Svahn, Per Berglund, Vincent Bulone, Christina Divne, Olof Emanuelsson, Amelie Eriksson Karlström, Ines Ezcurra, Faris Gelmukhanov, Kersti Hermansson , Sophia Hober, Lucas Käll, Gen Larsson, Emma Lundberg, Joakim Lundeberg, Yi Luo, Johan Löfblom, Peter Nilsson, Per-Åke Nygren, Pål Nyrén, Jacob Odeberg, Zivinas Rinkevicius, Aman Russom, Stefan Ståh, Yoaquan Tu, Mathias Uhlén, Olav Vahtras, Andres Veide, Qi Zhou och Hans Ågren

You must apply before you start with a project course, advanced level, by leaving an application form, "Application for Project course, advanced level" to the BIO students office at AlbaNova, plan 5.