Integrated practical physiology - biochemistry

Course Code :1001WETGPB
Study domain:Engineering Sciences
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:60
Credits:4
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Dieter Vandenheuvel
Niko Celis
Katrien Michiels
Birgit Uytterhoeven

3. Course contents *

During the course you will perform experiments on different topics in plant physiology, animal physiology and general biochemistry, in teams of two or three students. You will learn about analytical biochemistry, how to perform experiments with biological materials, and to report on your findings. You will also learn how to design succesful and meaningful experiments.


Examples of lab course experiments that are performed:
- plasmolysis of red onion epidermal cells ;
- determination of lipids and carbohydrates in muscle and liver tissue ;
- osmoregulation in humans ;
- isolation and separation of plant pigments ;
- effect of mineral nutrition on plant development ;
- enzymatic activity during seed germination ;
- gel electrophoresis of plant proteins.