BB2400 Bionanotechnology 7.5 credits

Bionanoteknologi

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Biotechnology
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 19 for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    20092

  • Start date

    18/03/2019

  • End date

    04/06/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    AlbaNova

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Course responsible

    Gunaratna Kuttuva Rajarao <gkr@kth.se>

  • Target group

    SAP students only

Spring 19 Doktorand for single courses students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    20125

  • Start date

    18/03/2019

  • End date

    04/06/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Max. 1

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Gunaratna Kuttuva Rajarao <gkr@kth.se>

  • Target group

    For PhD-students at KTH only

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

This course will provide the basic elements of the interface concepts between biology and nanotechnology. The course will focus on the living systems at the nano and micro level as well as the role of genes, proteins and other macromolecules as the building elements of nano structured devices.

After successful completion of the course, the students should be able to:

  • Understand the basic concept in cell biology and cell organelles
  • Capable to define biological macromolecules
  • Understand the basic concept in molecular recognition
  • Give an example and explain the function and potential application of protein based structures
  • Give an example and explain the function and application of DNA based nanostructures
  • Present the result of the laboratory exercise as written report

Course main content

The molecular machinery of the cell, as well as the physico-chemical interactions between the cells characterizes the living systems. Understanding the assembly of the cell 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.

Lab

Basic sterilization techniques; delivery of molecules/nanoparticles by endocytosis; identification of pathogenic organisms by magnetic nanoparticles-based techniques.

Eligibility

Recommended prerequisites

Good knowledge about the physics and chemistry courses according to the study plan or corresponding background

Literature

Essential cell biology, Alberts et al. Garland Science, New York 2004

Nanobiotechnology, concepts, applications and perspectives, C.M. Niemeyer & C.A. Mirkin, 2004

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

A written examination (TEN1; 3cr) covers the lectured course. To pass the course it is necessary to pass the tutorial and lab exercise (ASS; 1cr, Lab; 1cr). Further requirements about the examination and requirements are given at the course start.

Offered by

CBH/Industrial Biotechnology

Contact

Gunaratna Kuttuva Rajarao, gunar@biotech.kth.se, tel. +46 8 553 783 96

Examiner

Stefan Ståhl <ssta@kth.se>

Supplementary information

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

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.