Biotechnology: Practical Nucleic Acid and Protein Biochemistry
15 ECTS credits
The course deals with essential laboratory methods in molecular biology and protein biochemistry. The section on molecular biology includes the isolation and cloning of DNA, PCR reactions and their applications, the analysis of cloned genes and systems of expression for recombinant proteins. The section on protein biochemistry concerns the pure production of proteins and includes the culture of bacteria, methods of protein preparation on a preparative and analytical scale, strategies for the purification of proteins and an overview of the upscaling of fermentation and protein purification. Laboratory work in molecular biological methods and protein purification.
Progressive specialisation: G2F (has at least 60 credits in first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: Completed courses in chemistry, or biomedical laboratory science of at least 30 ECTS cr, including at least 4 ECTS cr in biochemistry, biotechnology or molecular biology, or equivalent.
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
Course code: KEGCBT
This course is included in the following programme
- Bioscience Programme: Biotechnology (studied during year 3)
The course is not included in the course offerings for the next period.