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Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering

Code: CHEM3036

Extent: 20–25 cr

Language: English

Professor in charge: Alexander Frey

Target group: Students from Masters' programme in Life Science Technologies, Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering and other Master students with sufficient prerequisites

Application procedure: Open for all students of Aalto University.

Quotas and restrictions: Please note, that in some courses the number of participants can be limited. Then major students (Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering) have the priority.

Prerequisite knowledge: Attendance of the minor in Biosystems and -materials presupposes basic knowledge and competences in the disciplines of Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Also while making your studyplan, you should verify that you have the prerequisites needed for the courses.

Objectives

The minor provides an overview on biological phenomena and cellular systems. It provides students a sound understanding of biological phenomena from the single molecule level to the complexity of cellular organisms. A central topic is how cells can be analyzed and reprogrammed.

Content and structure of the minor

The minor includes 20–25 credits of mandatory courses. Suitable courses can be selected from the list.

CHEM-E8120 Cell biology is a mandatory course and is a prerequisite for the courses CHEM-E8115
Cell factory and CHEM-E3170 Systems biology.

Structure of the minor

Code

Name

Credits

Period 

CHEM-E8120

Cell Biology

5

III

CHEM-E3150

Biophysical chemistry

5

III

CHEM-E3120

Microbiology

5

I

CHEM-E8115

Cell factory

5

III

CHEM-E8135

Microfluidics and BioMEMS

5

III–IV

CHEM-E8125

Synthetic biology

5

IV–V

CHEM-E3170

Systems biology

5

IV–V

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