Objectives and Content
- can explain the principles behind the experiments required for his or her project work
- is familiar with the appropriate laboratory safety regulations both with regard to personal and environmental aspects
- is able to carry out molecular biology experiments, analyze and interpret the results
- can keep a detailed and accurate laboratory journal
- can demonstrate communication skills in writing an presenting a poster of own results
- reads relevant scientific literature
- has the ability to assess scientific literature needed for the task of planning and conducting a research project
Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Autumn and spring.
This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. The application deadline is Wednesday in week 2/33 for the spring/autumn semester. Please see this page for more information. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a seat in Studentweb no later than Monday the week after the deadline.
It is compulsory to attend the first lecture/orientation meeting, or you risk losing your seat. If you are unable to attend the first lecture, you must contact the Study Section (
Required Previous Knowledge
Basic principles in molecular biology and chemistry and experience in laboratory work in molecular biology and chemistry is required. This course should be taken during the last semesters of the bachelor degree.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Teaching and learning methods
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
The course will end with a poster presentation. The labjournal must be handed in to the supervisor for comments. The journal and comments from the supervisor, should be sent to the responsible person for final evaluation. The course is evaluated as passed/failed. The course requires an accurate and updated logging of the journal. Journals will be stored by the course coordinator until after the examinations in the end of the semester and will then be given to the supervisors. The students get access to copies of the journal.
The first lecture/orientation meeting is compulsory.