Biotechnology - Een palet aan natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek
In the HAN Biotechnology exchange course students work on an actual practical problem to get acquainted with all three sections (molecular biology, upstream processing, and downstream processing) of a biotechnology company.
Biotechnology is a profession where lab technicians can be of great value. To prepare the student for this field, the HAN exchange course in Biotechnology is offered. A biotechnology company consists of several sections: molecular biology, upstream processing, and downstream processing. The purpose of the course is that the student gets acquainted with these sections through solving a practical problem. Students will do a fermentation practical, using a bioreactor, to produce their biomolecule and downstream processing practical to purify and characterize their molecule. Ultimately, the student will be skilled and able to be employed in all sections of a biotechnology company. In the framework of Biodiscovery the emphasis in this course, and in biotechnology in general, is on the production of biomolecules.
- Molecular Biology
- Expression hosts (organisms), expression systems (vectors), and transforming of organisms.
- Upstream processing: fermentation technology and process optimization, designing media, and the design of experiments.
- Downstream processing: biochemical properties of proteins and metabolites
- Purification techniques
- Analytical chemistry
After completing this course, you will be able to perform experiments and evaluate the effectiveness and benefit of basic scientific research in the field of biotechnology.
- Analyzing results
- Management and administration
- Reporting / Presentation
- Planning and project-based work
- Professional development
This minor is only available in English.
For more information:
Minorcoordinator Nikki van Stipdonk
Subscribe? Good to know!
For popular minors a draw takes place 3 to 4 weeks after the opening, if there are at that time more subscribers than available places. For the minors with places still available applies until the closing of the subscription period: Once a minor is full, it is closed!
In addition, if the number of subscribers after three weeks is below the norm; this minor may possibly be withdrawn. So if you are interested, sign up immediately!
Subscribe in time!
Note: For HAN students it means that, in case of cancellation of the first choice AFTER the period of decision (this takes about three weeks) they may re-subscribe for the still available minors.
Even then: Once a minor is full, it is closed!
A good overview of the HAN minors can be found in the minors app! The app is accessible via: http://www.minoren-han.nl/
Relevant to undergraduate Biology lab students (Laboratory Technician Training) who are interested in Biotechnology.
You must have at least 2 years lab experience in higher vocational education in Biology and be able to display sufficient knowledge, skills and aptitude in the areas of Cell Biology, DNA, RNA and protein.
For students from other universities it will be decided individually whether they meet the admission requirements.
Good to know
You will be invited for an interview.
- Knowledge test
- Theme test
- Research report
Timetable details are published before the start of this course. Students are expected to be available Mon-Friday on the Nijmegen campus in order to fully benefit.
- Guest lectures
- Lab practical lessons
- Tutorials: Assignment-based education
This minor is a block minor. The minor is offered once a year in September.