Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Compulsory for: K2. Course coordinator: Docent Lei Ye,, and Professor Peter Rådström,, Pure and Applied Biochemistry. Assessment: Written examination and passed reports from laboratory practicals. Parts: 2. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge in biochemistry and microbiology and to give an overview of the possibilities of modern biotechnology.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must


Prescott, L.M., Harley, J.P. and Klein, D.A., Microbiology, Seventh Edition, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-0-07-110231-5.
Compendium in Biochemistry
Manuals to laboratory practicals


Code: 0108. Name: Technical Biology, Theory.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: The structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Sterilisation and aseptic working methodology. Cell growth and cultivation techniques. The genes and their expression as proteins. Proteins (structure, function, purification and characterisation). Enzymes (structure and function). Basic metabolism. Technical use of enzymes. Possibilities of modern gene technology. Industrial microbiology.

Code: 0208. Name: Technical Biology, Laboratory.
Higher education credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed reports. Contents: The use of some common biochemical and microbiological techniques.