Laboratory Work

Course Code :1001WETLAB
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2018-2019
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:Minimum 8/20 for General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
Contact hours:50
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Els Prinsen

3. Course contents *

The students learn to do research in a lab environment. Topics are Physiology, Celbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. We focuss on biological questioning, planning and performing experiments as well as the interpretation of the data obtained. Techniques used are: in vitro culturing, microscopy, molecular biological techniques, reporter-gene expression, extraction, precipitation, filtration, preparative chromatography, isolation and separation of protein complexes under native conditions, mass spectrometric identification of biomolecules. the student scan select one of the following projects:

1.  Effects of global change on growth and stress respons in planta

2.  Molecular mechanisms of stress:applications in environmental toxicology

3.  Molecular and cellular aspects of leaf growth in Arabidopsis thaliana

4. Auxin-flavonoid cross talk in plant UV-B acclimation and tolerance

5. Endogenous toxins in potato under different household treatments and storage conditions