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Teaching

Research-based teaching is a central part of our activities, where we strive to communicate the latest research topics and insights to university students. On this page you can find an update of the courses that we are contributing to. The courses below are sorted according to the level with the most basic courses on top.


Biology for Nanoscience

Bachelor course (in Danish), Nanoscience 2nd semester (10 ECTS), Organized by Rikke Meyer

The course will give insights into the form and function of cells and virus, macro molecules of cells, the biochemical processes which form and use energy, and how in particular bacteria are capable of utilizing various biochemical processes to generate energy from chemical reactions. The concept of life and the origin of life as well as the evolution of different species will be discussed, and the students are expected to achieve understanding of the interplay between organisms and biochemical processes.

Biomolecular Structure and Function

Bachelor course (in Danish), Molecular Biology 3rd semester (10 ECTS), Organized by Ditlev Brodersen

The purpose of this course is to achieve an understanding of how biological macromolecules, mainly proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids, are built and function in the cell. The starting point will be fundamental atomic and molecular interactions that throughout the course will be expanded in extent and complexity to include intermolecular and higher order interactions aiming at a structural and biochemical understanding of the cell as a whole. The course furthermore gives detailed insight into the experimental methods used in the study of biomolecular structure and function, including methods for structure determination and enzyme kinetics.

Bachelor course (in Danish), Nanoscience 4th semester (5 ETCS), Organized by Daniel Otzen

The purpose of the course is to obtain a basic understanding of proteins and nucleic acids in terms of their structure and function as cellular nanomachines. The course describes examples of the properties of central enzymes in the cell and introduces the biochemical principles of enzyme catalysis, regulation and activation. The course also gives an introduction to analytical methods to measure enzyme kinetics and biomolecular interactions, building on fundamental theoretical and experimental biochemical competences from the course Biology for Nanoscience. In addition, there will be examples of molecular machines found in the cell which go through mechanisms of conformational changes and associated energy consumption. The course wraps up with a discussion of the perspectives for the application of biomolecules in Nanoscience.

Experimental Nano Exercises 2 

Bachelor course (in Danish), Nanoscience 4th semester (5 ECTS), Organized by Brigitte Stadler

The objective of the course is to allow students on the Nanoscience bachelor program to conduct 3 larger practical exercises using research equipment and hosted in different iNANO research groups. Through the course students will receive a theoretical and practical introduction to the writing of larger scientific reports. Our lab currently have three possible exercises on DNA origami superbeacons, RNA biosensor development and RNA origami design and characterization.

Nanosynthesis and Nanomaterials

Bachelor course, Nanoscience 6th semester (5 ECTS), Organized by Brigitte Stadler

The course aims to provide students with an introduction to nanomaterial and nanostructure synthesis by i) giving an overview over the different types of nanomaterials and nanostructures, ii) outlining the diverse synthesis routes including inorganic, organic and biological (self)assembly, and iii) explaining the fundamental material property aspects behind different types of nanomaterials for diverse application including energy, nanomedicine, sensing and electronics.

Bachelor project in nanoscience

Bachelor level, Nanoscience 6th semester (10 ECTS), Organized by Ebbe Sloth Andersen

The lab offers bachelor projects in the research group, where you get to develop a research project together with Ebbe and a laboratory mentor from the lab. By working with a mentor in the lab you will get a good taste of how our type of research is done. You can see examples of bachelor projects at the bottom of our publication page ­here.

Individual project in Nanoscience

Master level, Nanoscience 7/8th semester (10 ECTS), Organized by Ebbe Sloth Andersen

The lab offers nanoscience projects in the research group, where you get to develop a research project together with Ebbe and a laboratory mentor from the lab. By working with a mentor in the lab you will get a good taste of how our type of research is done. You can see examples of nanoscience projects at the bottom of our publication page ­here.

Biomolecular Nanotechnology and Synthetic Biology

Master course, Nanoscience 7th semester (10 ECTS), Organized by Ebbe S. Andersen

The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to current topics within the research fields of biomolecular nanotechnology and synthetic biology through presentations by experts, reading of review and research articles, and using biomolecular design tools.

Nanomedicine

Master course, Nanoscience 7th semester (5 ECTS), Organized by Ken Howard

The course covers numerous aspects of nanomedicine focused on nanopharmaceuticals, drug delivery, molecular bioimaging and diagnostics. A basic understanding of host responses to foreign material and surface engineered solutions will be used as an introduction to the current and potential nanomedicines in the clinic.

RNA Molecular Biology

Master course, Molecular Biology 8th semester (10 ECTS), Organized by Torben Heick Jensen

During the course, the recent literature within the field of RNA biogenesis, function and application will be discussed. Participants will gain insight into the multiple roles of coding and non-coding RNA in the control of gene expression as well as the biotechnological and biomedical applications of RNA.

Master's thesis in Nanoscience

Master level, Nanoscience 9/10th semester (60 ECTS), Organized by Ebbe Sloth Andersen

The lab offers master projects in the research group, where you get to develop a research project together with Ebbe and a mentor from the lab. During a master project you will get to do a full research project and follow it through to the end. You can see examples of master projects at the bottom of our publication page ­here.

Scientific Visualization

PhD course, 2013 and 2017. Organized by Ebbe S. Andersen

General skills PhD course on how to apply visual strategies and methods in your research project to generate ideas, make overviews of complex scientific data, and create new scientific hypotheses. You will learn how to present scientific results through figures for scientific papers, animations, review articles, conference abstracts, posters, and talks.

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Workshop

PhD course, December 2016, Organized by Ebbe S. Andersen and Thomas Boesen

2-day PhD course on cryo-electron microscopy and inauguration of the cryo-EM facility at Aarhus University. Lectures by Christopher Russo, Ariane Briegel, Rafael Fernández Leiro, Arne Möller, Ebbe Sloth Andersen, Carsten Sachse.

PhD thesis in Nanoscience

PhD level, 3-4 years, Organized by Ebbe Sloth Andersen

The lab offers PhD projects in the research group through the Graduate School of Natural Sciences (GSNS). Specialized and general skills PhD courses are available at GSNS as well as the iNANO Autumn School. As a PhD student you will get to develop a research plan for several years in collaboration with Ebbe. You can see examples of PhD projects in our lab at the bottom of our publication page ­here.

Teaching news

2020.05.07 | Education news

Course on Biomolecular nanotechnology and synthetic biology

The master course has been updated with new name and course description. Will run again in Fall 2020.

2018.02.01 | Education news

New course on Biomolecules in Nanoscience

In February 2018 a new bachelor course on Biomolecules in Nanoscience has been initiated. The course is organized by Daniel Otzen and Ebbe S. Andersen.

2016.12.01 | Education news

PhD course: Cryo-electron microscopy

2-day PhD course providing an overview of the cryo-electron microscopy methodology presented by experts in the field.