NKEB21003U Nanobio 3

Volume 2022/2023


The course will disseminate the scientific background of nanoscience and address state-of-the-art applications in medical science. Research and innovation are highly integrated in the course. It is based on introductory lectures on advanced topics in nanoscience and critical reading of recently published reviews in the field and articles. The course will also include activities in smaller groups of students :

- two oral presentations (about state-of-the-art techniques and recent articles)

- two virtual laboratory exercises with focus on design of experiments


There are the following compulsory assignments during the course.
1 – One protocol for each laboratory exercise

2  - One report for each laboratory exercise

3 – Two oral presentations
4 – Act as opponent for other presentations

Learning Outcome

Learning outcome:
The overall goal of the course is to learn and understand how biological molecules and / or nanomaterials can be exploited for novel biological applications. Completing the course the student is expected to have acquired basic principles about:

•    Design of new biomolecules based on their intrinsic properties
•    Techniques for investigations at the nanoscale level
•    Design of nanomaterials & devices for biological investigation
•    Interface of biological complexes with surfaces

•     Establish protocol and run experiments using state-of-the-art equipment available in the bionanolab
•    Critical reading and discussion about scientific articles in the field

a. Explain the goal and methods used in the experimental part.
b. Describe several types of applications of bionanoscience with their specificities
c. Discuss interface between material / biological sample (principle, technical challenges, ..).



review and original articles in the field of nanoscience
chapters from the books used in Nanobio 1 and Nanobio 2

lectures, lab-exercises and tutorials
The course is similar to the discontinued course NKEB15000U Nanobio 3. Therefore you cannot register for NKEB21003U - Nanobio 3, if you have already passed NKEB15000U Nanobio 3.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 149
  • Exercises
  • 6
  • Laboratory
  • 8
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Total
  • 206
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester

The students get:

- regular oral and collective feedbacks on the electronic quizzes

- oral and written collective feedback on their lab reports

- individual oral feedback on their presentations of scientific articles

- an inividual written feedback at the end of the course summing up literature work (not graded), lab exercises and oral exam.

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 4 timer under invigilation
Type of assessment details
written exam, 4 timer med opsyn.
written exam weight 60% of the final grade, the oral presentations weight 10% of the final grade and the two lab reports weight 30% of the final.
The following are compulsory to go to the final exam
Exam registration requirements

Laboratory work (including introduction) is compulsory and must be completed no later than 2 weeks before the examination with the submission of approval of a report on the laboratory work performed.

Critical reading and analysis of articles is compulsory. The student must do two presentations and critically analyzed and evaluated two presentations by fellow students.

Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
one internal examiner

Same format than the exam if there are more than 10 students.

Oral exam if there are more than 10 students (20 min without preparation and support material).

Criteria for exam assesment

see learning outcome