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2BIO034 Methods in Molecular Biology

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes: 

 

Knowledge:

The student

  • understands the principles of central methods of the following research approaches employed in molecular biology:

-   genomics

-   functional genomics

-   transcriptomics

-   proteomics

  • understands the strengths and weaknesses of each method related to their successful application in biotechnological research
  • understands how the different research approaches can complement one another to address questions and/or challenges in applied biotechnology and basic biology

 

Skills:

The student

  • has attained hands-on laboratory experience working with material and methods in two or more of the following:

-   genomics

-   functional genomics

-   transcriptomics

-   proteomics

  • has attained experience in writing a report, in the format of a scientific manuscript, describing the results of an interconnected set of laboratory exercises

 

General competence:

The student

  • has gained experience working in a team setting during preparation and execution of laboratory exercises
  • has gained experience presenting course subjects, both theoretical and practical, both orally and in written form, both individually and in a team setting

Course content

Theoretical coverage of central methods employed in genomics, functional genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics research, and practical introduction to two or more of such methods in the laboratory

Teaching and working methods

  • lectures
  • reading assignments
  • laboratory exercises
  • group presentations

Coursework requirements

  • individual report from laboratory exercises
  • attendance at 100 % of the laboratory exercises (the entire duration of each)
  • attendance at 80 % of the lectures

Examination

  • an individual four-hour written exam

The exam will be evaluated by letter grade, A-F, where E is the lowest passing grade