802300 Biological nanosciences and nanotechnology

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Reimhult, Erik
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


The lecture series provides an introduction to concepts, interactions and methods used in modern nano and interface science in the full range of fields relevant to biologists and biotechnologists. The topics and knowledge provided in this course serve as an introduction to the more advanced, in-depth study provided in the Wahlfächer in the Schwerpunkt in Nanobio science and technology.
Nano science and technology is per definition an interdisciplinary field, spanning chemistry, physics and biology. It is today applied to revolutionize aspects of the applied fields of medicine, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and therapy and biomaterials. To provide a basis for entering and keeping up with the expected continued rapid development of the field(s) in the future, the course is focused on teaching the basic interactions and concepts of relevance for understanding. The model-based teaching will be supplemented with state-of-the-art methodology, experimental implementation and applications in nanobiotechnology.

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge in mathematics, chemistry, physics and molecular biology.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After the course the students will have an understanding of the physical and chemical principles guiding interactions on the nano and mesoscales. They will know the current state-of-the-art and current limits to engineering of the interface between man-made devices and biological systems based on this understanding. The students have acquired models and concepts guiding them to further life-long learning independent of specific methods in current use. They will also have acquired basic knowledge in characterization of the interaction of biological systems on the molecular and supramolecular level.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.