ChE-433 / 4 credits

Teacher: Pick Horst

Language: English


Summary

This laboratory-training course is designed to give students a comprehensive insight into laboratory research techniques in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceutical biotechnology with practices employed in the industry. Accompanying lectures provide the theoretical background.

Content

Keywords

Cell culture technologies, therapeutic proteins, monoclonal antibodies, recombinant vaccines, bioreactor, affinity purification, ELISA, mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, recombinant DNA techniques.

 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Recommended courses:

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (ChE-436)

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of biotechnology
  • Demonstrate technical skills in methods of biotechnology
  • Manage working in a team to organise laboratory activities
  • Choose an appropriate method for obtaining experimental data
  • Demonstrate the safe use and disposal of chemicals and biological samples
  • Demonstrate the development of analytical skills for the management and communication of experimental data
  • Demonstrate understanding of typical conventions of lab or experimental reports
  • Elaborate good scientific writing, appropriate use of scientific literature and scientific data presentation (Figures/tables)

Transversal skills

  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.

Teaching methods

Lectures, laboratory training

 

Expected student activities

Hands-on lab experiments, lab reports

 

Assessment methods

During the semester

  • Three written tests (20 %)
  • Lab participation (10 %)
  • Three written lab reports (70 %)

 

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Biotechnology lab (for CGC)
  • Practical work: 6 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Biotechnology lab (for CGC)
  • Practical work: 6 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Biotechnology lab (for CGC)
  • Practical work: 6 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9    MED31519
9-10    
10-11    
11-12     
12-13 MED31519   
13-14    
14-15    
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Tuesday, 12h - 15h: Exercise, TP MED31519

Friday, 8h - 11h: Exercise, TP MED31519