Taught in 3rd year Bachelor in chemistry - Main Subject: Biochemistry
Theory [A] 48.0
Exercises [B] 0.0
Training and projects [C] 0.0
Studytime [D] 200.0
Studypoints [E] 7
Level specialized
Credit contract? Unrestricted access
Examination contract? Unrestricted access
Language of instruction Dutch
Lecturer Katrien Strubbe
Reference TCCHCB03A00004
Key words
genetic material in cells, organisation and control of genes and gene expression, cloning, transgenic plants and animals

a complete view on genetic manipulation and molecular analysis techniques is presented, so that students will have a good basis on every subject, involved in modern biotechnological research

1. structure, organisation and specific forms of DNA, RNA and chromosomes

2. controle of proteins and gene expression, of DNA duplication and of DNA repair in pro- and eukaryotes

3. resaerch methods on nucleic acids

4. PCR and applications

5. cloning techniques and examples

6. vectors, target cells and tranformation techniques

7. transgenic plants and animals

8. gene therapy; stem cell therapy and the future

9. ethics on gene technology

good knownledge of biochemistry, genetics and biology

Final Objectives
the student can understand complex biotechnology processes and procedures, can analyse them and can use them in his own practical work

Materials used
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own course (in dutch)

basic work on biotechnology (international press)

Study costs
own course : 10 euro

book on biotechnology (in english) maximum 70 euro

Study guidance
questions possible after appointment and during the practical experiments

Teaching Methods
theory: lessons

oral examination

Katrien Strubbe