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This minor starts in semester 1 and 2 and is also offered in Dutch: 'Moleculair & biochemisch onderzoek'

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The ‘central dogma’ introduced by Francis Crick in the 1950s states that the information necessary to produce proteins is contained in the DNA. This is made possible through the DNA first being transcribed to mRNA and subsequently translated into polymers of amino acids.

The relationship between changes in the genetic code – the DNA – through mutations and the consequences for the polypeptide/protein will be studied in this course. We will also study DNA more closely and discover what else it consists of, in addition to the genes that code for a protein.

In the first part of the course, the central theme is working with DNA and genetic analysis. The second part of the course will focus on protein, protein expression, purification and characterization of proteins. All this will be covered during lectures, working lectures and tutor meetings. In addition to this, the whole process from amplifying genes, then expressing proteins to the analysis of proteins is covered during practical classes in the laboratory. You will apply many different techniques, such as PCR, cloning with the help of vectors, growing bacteria cells, protein purification, enzyme kinetics and protein determination.

Carrying out life science research

Results analysis
Quality control
Management and administration
Reporting and presenting
Planning and project-based working

Propedeuse of a Life Sciences, Biology and Medical Laboratory degree program, or similar.

This minor is also a second year (level 2) course of the Bachelor of Life Sciences at HAN.

  • Written exams

  • Assessment of practical skills

  • Professional products: plan of approach, research report, research presentation


Semesters start on 1 February and 1 September; classes start on the Monday of that week.

This minor starts in both semester 1 and semester 2. Students are expected to be available Monday to Friday, 09.00 - 17.45; therefore part-time work or other courses during these times are incompatible with this minor.

Work forms

  • lectures
  • tutorial
  • practical
  • work meetings.

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