PřF:S3002 Nanobiotechnology - Course Information
S3002 NanobiotechnologyFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
- Mgr. Zdeněk Farka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Karel Lacina, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Přibyl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Petr Skládal, CSc. (lecturer)
- doc. RNDr. Petr Skládal, CSc.
National Centre for Biomolecular Research - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: National Centre for Biomolecular Research - Faculty of Science
- Tue 9:00–10:50 A5-114
- Basic knowledge of biochemistry and biology.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is offered to students of any study field.
- Course objectives
- Introduction of basic principles of nanobiotechnology - applications of nanometer sized biological objects in technology, preparation, characterization and bioconjugation of nanoparticles, and studies of biomolecules, cells and other biological objects with the help of scanning probe microscopies.
- Learning outcomes
- Student will learn basic principles of nanobiotechnology - applications of nanometer sized biological objects in technology, preparation, characterization and bioconjugation of nanoparticles, and studies of biomolecules, cells and other biological objects with the help of scanning probe microscopies.
- 1. Introduction. Science of Nano. What is nanobiotechnology. 2. Nanostructures. Carbon nanotubes, semiconductor nanoparticles - quantum dots. Metal-based nanostructures - nanowires and bioelectronics. Gold nanoparticles (nanorods, nanocages, nanoshells). Magnetic nanoparticles. Polymer nanostructures (dendrimers). Protein-based nanostructures - nanomotors from microbes and mammalian cells (myosin). Nanomachines based on nucleic acids. 3. Experimental technichues. Scanning probe microscopies (STM, AFM, SNOM, SECM, ...). Physical principles, basic and advanced measuring modes. Imaging of bioobjects - from atoms, molecules to cells and tissues. Combined techniques with inverted optical and fluorescence microscopes. Raman imaging. Biointeractions at the molecular level. 4. Self-assembling techniques. Separation, characterization and modification of nanoparticles. From natural to artificial structures. Nanolithography and nanomanipulations. Nanoparticles for biological labeling and cellular imaging. Nanobiosensors and nanobioanalytical systems. Microfluidics, cell sorting and lab-on-a-chip. Biochips and sensing arrays, nanodeposition of biomolecules. 5. Medical applications. Cytotoxicity of nanoparticles. Nanostructures in drug discovery, delivery and controlled release. Nanostructures in cancer research. Nanotechnology for tissue engineering and regenerative therapy. 6. Nanobiotechnology in commercial examples. Perspectives and conclusions.
- Teaching methods
- lecture course, accompanied by participation at demonstration experiments, visit in research laboratory
- Assessment methods
- Participation at lectures, oral examination - randon selection of 3 questions from the subject, 10 min preparation of answers, discussion with the teacher, min. 50% of correct answers. Alternatively, the course might be finished as a colloquium
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
- Teacher's information