Molecular Biotechnology, 15 cr
Who should take this course
This course is an advanced course in the subject areas of Biology and Molecular Biology and is appropriate for students who focus on Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Biomedicine and similar topics. There is a special focus on applied aspects within Molecular Biology and Genetics. Preferably you should choose this course at the end of your studies.
This course reviews applied aspects of molecular biology, production of heterologous proteins in insect cells (so called Baculovirus Expression Vector System), yeast and its industrial applications, and drug development. A special focus is on entrepreneurship and how to start a biotechnology company. Many lectures will be given by external speakers from small newly started companies but also from multinational industries in the region, as well as patent attorneys and commercialization support organizations.
The examination will consist of two parts. i) A traditional written examination based on the theoretical content of the course. ii) An oral presentation where you will present the business plan of “Your biotech company”. Students who fail the ordinary examination will be given an opportunity to re-sit this shortly afterwards.
The following topics will be covered:
- Molecular techniques in big scale.
- Applies yeast technology: baking, beer brewing, dairy products, genetically modified industrial strains, bioethanol
- Production of heterologous proteins in insect cells (Baculovirus Expression Vector System)
- Drug design and development
- How to become an entrepreneur and start a company
Education office, Ecology building
Telephone: +46 46-222 73 16
E-mail: Christina.Ledje [at] biol.lu.se
Biology building A129
Telephone: +46 46-222 49 80
E-mail: Mats.Hansson [at] biol.lu.se
Course Literature spring term 2015
Spring term 2017: No specific course book.
The course is offered during the second part of the spring term.
The language of instruction is English.