BB2530 Micro and Nanotechnologies for Biotechnology 6.0 credits

Mikro och nanoteknologier inom bioteknologi

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course is focused on the use of micro- and nanotechnologies in biotechnology and biomedical research. The lectures will include an introduction to microfluidics and microfabrication technology as well as latest developments in application areas such as nucleic acid and cell manipulation using cutting-edge microfluidic technologies. During the course, an opportunity will be given to take part in laboratory exercises and one test exam.

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of this course is to give a broad introduction to the interdisciplinary field of micro- and nanotechnology and will highlight basic concepts of microfluidics with emphasis on “Lab-on-a-chip” systems for biological applications.

After the course, you will be able to:

  • describe the concept of “Lab-on-a-chip”
  • describe the main microfabrication technologies used to microfabricate microchips and chose the appropriate material and design of micro- and nanostructures for a given biological problem
  • explain potential and limits of microfluidics and suggest strategies to handle challenges.
  • participate in scientific discussions regarding the usefulness of micro-and nanotechnology for a given biological problem.
  • identify possible new application areas for micro-and nanotechnology as well as identify future trends in this field.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Admission requirements for programme students at KTH:
At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 100 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed.  The 150 credits should include a minimum of 20 credits within the fields of Mathematics, Numerical Analysis and Computer Sciences, 5 of these must be within the fields of Numerical Analysis and Computer Sciences, 20 credits of Chemistry, possibly including courses in Chemical Measuring Techniques and 20 credits of Biotechnology or Molecular Biology.

Admission requirements for independent students:
A total of 20 university credits (hp) in biochemistry, microbiology and gene technology/molecular biology. 30 university credits (hp)  chemistry, as well as 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and computer science as well as bioinformatics 3,5 university credits (hp) and statistics 3,5 university credits (hp) or corresponding. Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

The book Introduction to BioMEMS, 2012, by Albert Folch.

Lecture notes, selected research articles and review papers.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Written exam, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

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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Examiner

Aman Russom

Further information

Course web

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 BB2530

Offered by

CBH/Protein Science

Main field of study *

Biotechnology

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.