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Content and learning outcomes
The molecular machinary of the cell, as well as the physico-chemical interactions between the cells and characterizes the living systems. Uniderstanding the assembly of the cells opens some exciting possibilities to construct artificial structures in applied nanotechnology, which will mimic the functions of the biological systems. A major challenge is to exploit the structures and processes of biomolecules at the cellular and organ specific levels in order to design novel functional materials, biosensors and bioelectronic components. This includes four modules:
- Basic cell biology and cell organells
- Biological macromolecules and mocelular recognition
- Protein based nanostructures
- DNA based nanostructures
Intended learning outcomes
After successful completion of the course, the students should be able to:
- Define the basic elements of the interface between biology and nanotechnology
- know and define biological macromolecules
- Assesss function and potential application of protein and DNA based nanostructures
- Know and reflect on the basic concept in molecular recongnition
Literature and preparations
Good knowledge about the physics and chemistry courses according to the study plan or corresponding background
Up-to-date scientific literature and textbook chapters relevant to the course content will be distributed to students no less than two weeks prior to the course start date.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written exam, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
The examiner, in consultation with the KTH Disability Coordinator (Funka), decides on any adapted examination for students with documented permanent impairment.
Other requirements for final grade
In order to pass the exam you need to fulfill the lab course, project and presentation.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web BB2400
Main field of study
Students are required to sign up at least two weeks in advance for examination.
The course is given provided at least seven students are admitted.
The course is not open for students at the Degree Programme in Biotechnology
Literature to Spring 2017
Essential cell biology, Alberts et al. Garland Science, New York 2004
Nanobiotechnology, concepts, applications and perspectives, C.M. Niemeyer & C.A. Mirkin, 2004