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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.

Fall semester 2020

Biomolecular Nanotechnology and Synthetic Biology

Master course, Autumn semester 2020, 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.

Biomolecular Structure and Function

Bachelor course (in Danish), Autumn semester 2020, 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.


Master course, Autumn semester 2020, 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.

Spring semester 2020

Biology for Nanoscience

Bachelor course (in Danish), Spring semester 2020, 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.

Bachelor course (in Danish), Spring semester 2020, 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.

Nanosynthesis and Nanomaterials

Bachelor course, Spring semester 2020, 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. 

Experimental Nano Exercises 2 

Bachelor course (in Danish), Spring semester 2020, 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.

Previous courses

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.

Scientific Visualization

PhD course, 2017 and 2019. 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.

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.