Course in bioactive molecules, including their chemical characterization and mechanisms of action. The aim of the course is to work with natural products and give students experience in practical use of preparative and analytical separation methods including GC-MS and LC and LC-MS. Bioactivity of fractions obtained will be tested on various organisms such as insects and microbes.
Intended learning outcomes *
The aim of the course is to introduce students to natural products and their importance for the control of pest organisms with focus on sustainable agriculture, forestry and farmacology, using modern chemical and biological methods to isolate and identify the natural products.
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Specific prerequisites *
Admission requirements for programme students at KTH: At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 110 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed, within a programme that includes: 75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding.
Admission requirements for independent students: 75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding. Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.