FKD3410 Current Trends in Enzyme Design 3.0 credits

Forskningsfronten i enzymdesign

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 includes approximately 80 full-time study hours in the form of science seminars that are held every two weeks. The seminars focus on current trends in the field of enzyme design where the research students present, read, interpret, analyze, critically examine and actively discuss their own and other doctoral students’ work. Current published scientific work in the field of research will also be discussed. When possible, outside researchers in the field can be invited.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completion of the course the student should have the knowledge and ability to

  • show both broad and specialized knowledge in the scientific field of the course and about the overall subject areas of biotechnology and chemistry with emphasis on enzyme design, green chemistry and biocatalyzed chemical synthesis
  • show the ability to present pedagogically, critically examine and discuss scientific papers in the subjects of chemistry and biotechnology with emphasis on the doctoral students’ own work, and papers published in the field of enzyme design
  • demonstrate the ability to acquire knowledge of academic authorship and the international scientific publishing landscape with relevance to the scientific subject area of the course
  • show the ability to identify, discuss and reflect on ethics and sustainability aspects in the research that is discussed within the framework of the subject area of the course

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level. It is an advantage to have completed the courses BB1050 Biotechnology and BB2380 Biochemistry or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Literature in the form of published articles and the doctoral student own papers is assigned separately for each individual course session.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • DEL1 - Participiation, 3.0 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.

Grading criteria are specified in the course PM.

Other requirements for final grade *

Active participation at 80% of the course sessions, which in addition to attending and actively participating in discussions also includes carrying out two project presentations during a school year.

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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Per-Olof Syrén

Further information

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Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Per-Olof Syrén, e-mail:, telnr: 070-3404990

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.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Chemistry