Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Alternative for: MBIO1, MLIV1. Optional for: B4mb, B4pt, N4, N4nbm. Course coordinator: Dr. Maria Andersson,, Bioteknik. Prerequisites: KBK011 Biochemistry, advanced course. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 6. Assessment: Written examination. Questions based mostly on general understanding not so much on details. Laborations will be judged on the basis of the laboration reports. Home page:

The objective with the course in bioanalysis is to give an overview of the bioanalytical area and basic knowledge of the physico-chemical principles behind different bioanalytical methods. By applying and integrating knowledge previously gained by the student, the course will provide a deeper understanding of basic principles and factors that affect the choice of individual methods and steps.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Apart from accepted laboratory exercises, in connection to the written examination, manage to solve at least 50 % of the given problems.

This course covers the use of enzymes, antibodies, microorganisms etc in analytical systems, e.g. biosensors. The course also handles important methods for analysis of biomolecules such as chromatography, capillary electrophoresis and mass spectrometry and emerging technologies like lab-on-chip and microfluidic analytical systems. Analysis in well equipped laboratories as well as for active service is included. Applications in medical as well as food industry together with environmental monitoring is covered. Sampling and sample handling is considered.

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