NKEB24000U Nanobio 3 - Biomedical Applications based on Nanoscience

Volume 2024/2025

Bacheloruddannelsen i nanoscience


The course will address state-of-the-art applications in medical science based on nanoscience. The course is composed of:

  1. Introductory lectures in class on advanced methods in nanoscience to investigate biological systems at the nanoscale in artificial systems and in cells. These lectures are completed with recorded screencasts and reading material (scientific reviews).
  2. Presentations of state-of-the-art articles illustrating the applications.
  3. Tutorials in class with exercises and quizzes
  4. Experiment-based exercises focusing on the design of the experiment, establishment of lab protocol and data analyses
Learning Outcome


The overall aim of the course is to learn and understand how biological molecules, nanomaterials, and advanced techniques can be exploited to gain novel biological information and develop novel bioanalytical assays. After completing the course, the student can expect to have acquired basic knowledge and methodological know-how about

  1. New biomolecules with new built-in biochemical functions
  2. Nanomaterials and techniques for biological studies at nanoscale
  3. Interacting biological molecules complexes with surfaces
  4. Techniques for analyzing nanoscale molecules and materials



  • Design of experiments and protocols for applications in nanomedicine
  • Analysis of experiments based on bioimaging
  • Critical reading and discussion about scientific articles in the field



  1. Explain the objectives and methods used in experimental nanoscience
  2. Describe a variety of applications of nanobioscience including detailed specifications for the application
  3. Discuss the relationship between materials and their use in nanobioscience (principles, technical challenges, etc.)

Since the course deals with state-of-the-art applications, the reading material is composed of recent reviews.

Additional reading material for background knowledge will be recommended by the teacher depending on the need and education of each student. In the case of students in nanoscience, we recommend some chapters from the textbook "The Cell".

It is a multidisciplinary course suitable for students with various backgrounds including nanoscience, biophysics, medicinal chemistry, molecular medicine and biochemistry.

The course requires basic knowledge in biochemistry, usually acquired in introductory courses in Biochemistry. In the case of students in nanoscience, Nanobio 1 and Nanobio 2 are recommended.
Lectures, theoretical lab-exercises, tutorials and work in group
The course is a multidisciplinary course suitable for students with various backgrounds (see above for recommended academic qualifications).

The course is similar to the discontinued courses NKEB15000U Nanobio 3 and NKEB21003U Nanobio 3. Therefore you cannot register for this course, if you have already passed NKEB15000U Nanobio 3 or NKEB21003U Nanobio 3 but you can consider individual research projects on the topic (contact the teacher).
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 46
  • Preparation
  • 120
  • Theory exercises
  • 8
  • E-Learning
  • 16
  • Study Groups
  • 16
  • Total
  • 206
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)

The student gets:

  • Regular oral and written feedback on the electronic quiz
  • Oral and written collective feedback on their theoretical laboratory protocols and reports
  • Individual oral and written feedback on their oral presentations
  • Individual written feedback at the end of the course summarizing graded assignments and final exam.
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
On-site written exam, 4 hours under invigilation
Exam registration requirements

Completion and approval of all reports associated with the theoretical laboratory excercises.

Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners

Same as ordinary exam.

If 10 or fewer students are signed up for the reexam, the reexam will be an oral examination of 20 minutes with no preparation time.

Missing or non-approved assignment should be handed in no later than 3 weeks before the reexam.

Criteria for exam assesment

See learning outcome