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BIO210_1

Biotechnology

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


This subject comprises cultivation of plants hydroponically and in cell and tissue culture, biological/chemical analysis, and the theory behind gene transformation and regulation. Plants as source of medicinal compounds and molecular farming will be presented.

Learning outcome

The student will master preparation of solutions, axenic working and cultivation of tissue in vitro. The student shall know how to set up enzyme assays, isolate DNA and run a PCR reaction. The student shall know methods for gene transformation and biological production of compounds.

Contents

The lectures give a basic introduction to biotechnology, the genome and gene expression, hydroponic growth of plants, cell and tissue culture, plants' responses to light and other environmental factors, and molecular farming. Additionally there is a practical course in the laboratory to learn sterile/axenic working and analytical methods.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Recommended previous knowledge

KJE200 Organic Chemistry 1

Organic chemistry

The course should be followed simultaneously or after a course in biochemistry.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FNone permitted
Written examination

Coursework requirements

Laboratory course with mandatory written reports
Electronic HSE-course must be completed and approved before access to the laboratory can be given.
The mandatory lab assignments are to be completed at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published. Absence due to illness or other reasons must be communicated as soon as possible to the laboratory personnel. One cannot expect that provisions for completion of the lab assignments can be made at other times unless prior arrangements with the laboratory personnel have been agreed.
Failure to complete the assigned labs on time or not having them approved will result in barring from taking the final exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Cathrine Lillo
Course teacher
Cathrine Lillo , Irina Orestovna Averkina
Coordinator laboratory exercises
Dugassa Nemie-Feyissa
Head of Department
Gro Johnsen

Method of work

2 hours lectures and 4 hours of laboratory work for 12 and 7 weeks respectively.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Biochemistry and biotechnology (BIK110_2) 10
Biotechnology (BBI160_1) 10

Open to

Biological Chemistry - Biotechnology - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Chemistry and Environmental Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme

Course assessment

Forms and/or discussion.

Literature

Course protocols. Textbook: Plant Biotechnology for Health by Alvarez, Springer 2014; Biology by Campbell & Reece, selected chapters.


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 13.11.2019

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