Voltijd
Engels
NIJMEGEN
30.0
3 september 2018 t/m 2 februari 2019 -- gesloten (vol)

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Minorcoordinator Nikki van Stipdonk
E-mail: nikki.vanstipdonk@han.nl

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In the HAN Biotechnology exchange course students work on an actual practical problem to get aquainted with all three sections (molecular biology, upstream processing, and downstream processing) of a biotechnology company.

Biotechnology is a new profession where lab technicians can be of great value. To prepare the student for this field, the HAN exchange course in Biotechnology is offered. A biotechnology company consists of several sections: molecular biology, upstream processing, and downstream processing. The purpose of the course is the student acquainted with these sections through solving a practical problem. Students will learn several techniques in the different sections. Ultimately, the student will be skilled and able to be employed in all sections of a biotechnology company. In the framework of Biodiscovery the emphasis in this course, and in biotechnology in general, is on the production of biomolecules.

Topics

  • Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Expression hosts (organisms), expression systems (vectors), and transforming of organisms.
  • Upstream processing: fermentation technology and process optimization, designing media, and the design of experiments.
  • Downstream processing: biochemical properties of proteins and metabolites
  • Purification techniques
  • Analytical chemistry

After completing this course, you will be able to perform experiments and evaluate the effectiveness and benefit of basic scientific research in the field of biotechnology.

Competences

  • Design      
  • Experimenting
  • Analyzing results
  • Management and administration
  • Reporting / Presentation
  • Planning and project-based work
  • Teamwork
  • Guiding/Supervising
  • Professional development

For whom?
Relevant to undergraduate Biology lab students (Laboratory Technician Training) who are interested in Biotechnology.

Admission requirements
You must have at least 2 years lab experience in higher vocational education in Biology and be able to display sufficient knowledge, skills and aptitude in the areas of Cell Biology, DNA, RNA and protein.

For students from other universities it will be decided individually whether they meet the admission requirements.

Good to know
You will be invited for an interview.

  • Knowledge test
  • Theme test
  • Research report
  • Presentation

Timetable details are published before the start of this course. Students are expected to be available Mon-Friday on the Nijmegen campus in order to fully benefit.

Working methods

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Guest lectures
  • Lab practical lessons
  • Tutorials: Assignment-based education

Block minor
This minor is a block minor. The minor is offered once a year in September.

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