Introduction to Molecular Bioscience

Course content

Interactive seminars and tutorials with leading scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Center Cluster will introduce a range of current research in biomedicine and biotechnology: including cutting-edge cellular, molecular, and computational approaches to investigation of disease-related proteins and their function, stem cell biology; regulation of metabolism, and cell factory engineering. Participants will discuss important questions within these research areas with expert researchers during the seminars and tutorials, and will develop ideas for interdisciplinary research projects.

Education

MSc Programme in Human Biology – elective.

Also available for other MSc and PhD students.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student is expected to:

Knowledge

  • Describe the state-of-the-art for the following research areas:
    • Protein research
    • Stem cell biology
    • Regulation of metabolism
    • Bioengineering

Skills

  • Discuss important questions within these research areas
  • Develop ideas for collaborative projects within these research areas
  • Review topics of interest within these research areas

 

Competencies

  • Explain topics of interest within these research areas
  • Evaluate ideas for research projects

Seminars and discussion; project work and preparation of a written assignment.

Powerpoint presentations and/or recommended scientific literature will be provided during the course.

Open for MSc and PhD students in Natural Sciences or Health and Medical Sciences.
The course and assessment are entirely in English: students must be able to understand, speak, read and write scientific English at a high level.

Bachelors degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Biology, Health and Medical Sciences, Natural Sciences).

Written
Oral
Individual

Students will get individual oral feedback on their ideas for the essay topic, and will then receive some written or oral feedback on the final written essay.

ECTS
5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Written assignment
Course participation: attendance and activity at seminars and tutorials.
Written assignment: submission of a satisfactory 3-page essay (plus reference list) at the end of the course.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve a course certificate, the student must be able to:

Knowledge

  • Describe the state-of-the-art for the following research areas:
    • Protein research
    • Stem cell biology
    • Regulation of metabolism
    • Bioengineering

Skills

  • Discuss important questions within these research areas
  • Develop ideas for collaborative projects within these research areas
  • Review topics of interest within these research areas

 

Competencies

  • Explain topics of interest within these research areas
  • Evaluate ideas for research projects
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Seminar
  • 60
  • Course Preparation
  • 24
  • Project work
  • 24
  • Exam Preparation
  • 24
  • Tutoring
  • 4
  • English
  • 136