Chemistry of Biological Nanostructures


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained from the modules Organic Chemistry and Microbiology on the 3rd Semester and Protein Physics on the 4th semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


• Must know and understand the basic biochemical concept and processes in the cell
• Must understand how pathways are connected and regulated
• Must know and understand basic techniques used to synthesize, purify, and characterize proteins
• Must understand the basic nanostructure forming processes in the cell
• Must have knowledge about communication and transport between inside and outside of cells


• Must be able to understand interconnections of pathways and their relevance in cellular processes
• Must be able to apply the techniques to novel problems
• Must be able to understand biochemical and biological principles and regulations of cells
• Must be able to apply knowledge in order to explain some health problems based on their biochemistry


• Must have a deeper understanding of biochemical principles and biological nanostructures
• Must be able to understand and apply the knowledge to real problems
• Must be able to reflect over biochemical concepts and processes in order to design and understand biological nanostructures

Type of instruction

See § 17 in study curriculum.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 5 ECTS course module and the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examKemi af biologiske nanostrukturer
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKemi af biologiske nanostrukturer
Module codeF-NAN-B6-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Physics and Technology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science