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Introduction to Biotechnology


Royal lnstitute of Technology Stockholm

Type

Other

Location

Europe

Stockholm

Sweden

Location

Sweden

Stockholm

Type

Other


The course will provide an introduction the basics of biotechnology. The course aims to provide introductory theoretical knowledge in biochemistry, cell biology and an introduction to molecular biological tools within biotechnology. This knowledge will provide a foundation for further studies within the biotechnology program. The course also briefly covers philosophy och science and ethics within biotechnology. After passing the course, the students should be able to: Describe how prokaryota and eukaryota cells are structured, partitioned and their organization Describe enzymes’ catalytic function and role in metabolism. Describe biochemistry’s fundamental principles and the structure of the most important molecules. Understand the principles of glycolysis, photosynthesis and other metabolic processes. Describe DNA replication, transcription and translation in detail. Describe the most basic molecular biological methods. Describe the heredity structure in prokaryotes and eukaryotes Give examples of applications within the genome’s function Describe on a basic level protein classification and transport in human cells Understand and describe how energy metabolism happens in human cells. Describe the cell membrane’s structure and describe different types of transport mechanisms through the membrane. The ethics part of the course aims to provide the students with a basic ethical conception mechanism. The conclusion of this portion of the course will be practical bio-ethical problems, among other things, updates within the rapid development within the area and the students will be trained to implement those ethical tools and reflect on issues.