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FSK3513 Seminar Course in Cell Physics 2.0 credits

The course 1s a postgraduate course which implies an actlve and regular participation ln
seminars organized by the Division of Cell Physics and an oral presentation on the topics of such seminars. The aim of the course Is to provide students with an overview of ongoing cutting-
edge research, new applications and recent developments In a broad spectrum of research
areas, covering among others: cell physics1 cell screening and migration, quantum dot
development and nanophotonics, and super-resolution light microscope.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FSK3513 (Autumn 2018–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course encompasses seminars organized by the four groups of the division (cellular biophysics, cell screening and migration, quantum dot development and nanobiophotonics, super-resolution light microscope and nanoscope). The speakers present state-of-the-art and cutting-edge research in their respective areas as well as continguous ones.

Intended learning outcomes

To broaden and deepen the student's knowledge in the different areas of ongoing research of the Division of Cell Physics at the Department of Applied Physics. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to describe cutting-edge research and technology in a few areas different from his/her own shown during the seminars and identify their connections with other fields of research and technical development carried out by collaborators, competitors and industry.

Course disposition

The PhD student takes part to the seminars organized by the Division of Cell Physics (every Friday, 8:30-10:00) and provides a record of his/her presence by signing on the list of participants, which is circulated during the seminars.
The examination ls held ad-hoc in the form of a seminar lecture in which the doctoral student reports on one of the seminars that she/he has followed in one year, The selected topic should be outside his/her own area of research, but the PhD student is also encouraged to consider and analyze applications, differences and possible relationships with his/her own and other research fields.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

PhD students registered at the Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI) at KTH.

Recommended prerequisites

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Provided during the seminar, plus ev. additional self-study material.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale



  • RED1 - Presentation, 2.0 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.

The attendance lists are filed in by the Cell Physics administrator. The doctoral student requests from the Cell Physics administrator a certificate of attendances, and an examination-seminar Is arranged ad-hoc with the examiner and other students.

Other requirements for final grade

• Attendance rate to the departmental seminars above 70% (per year)
• One oral presentation on specific seminar topics, approved by the examiner, providing a total of 2,0 credits - over one 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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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.

Further information

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Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Applied Physics