NKEB21003U Nanobio 3
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
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
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
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
- Course code
- 7,5 ECTS
- 1 block
- Block 3
- Course capacity
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Physics, Chemistry and Nanoscience
- Department of Chemistry
- Faculty of Science
- Karen Laurence Martinez (8-75697a7c71766d82486b706d7536737d366c73)