Biodiagnostics and biosensors

Subject description

  • Biological macromolecules in analytical processes
  • DNA/RNA assays
  • Immunoassays
  • Biosensors
  • Automated processes in diagnostics
  • Microspheres, Microarrays, Microfluidics
  • Development of new diagnostic assays on laboratory and industrial scale
  • Quality control and assurance of diagnostic assays

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The students will learn about the application of biological macromolecules in laboratory diagnostoc methods and devices. They will be informed on properties of biological macromolecules, their ability to bind ligands and on factors defining their specificity. The methods for their isolation and the preparation of stabile forms will be presented. Students will be acquainted with types of diagnostic assays and biosensors. Their functioning, technologies for laboratory and large scale production and methods for quality control and assurance will be presented

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminars, tutorial discussions, problem based learning, group learning.

Expected study results

Knowledge and understanding:

Understanding of biodiagnostics and biosensors enables the application for self treatment, in clinical and industrial biotechnological laboratories optimising the treatment and biotechnological processes..

Basic sources and literature

  1. Wild D: The Immunoassay Handbook. Fourth Edition, Elsevier, Ltd., ©2013, ISBN 978-0-08-097037-0
  2.  Barth FG, Humphrey JAC: Sensors and sensing in Biology and Engeneering. Springer, 2003, ISBN 321183771X

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