Molecular Virology, 6 credits (TVMB26)

Molekylär virologi, 6 hp

Main field of study

Engineering Biology

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Johan Nordgren

Director of studies or equivalent

Kajsa Holmgren Peterson

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MPRO Protein Science, Master's Programme (Internal) 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping o
6CKEB Chemical Biology (Industrial Biotechnology and Production) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Industrial Biotechnology and Production) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6MPRO Protein Science, Master's programme (External) 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping o
6CKEB Chemical Biology (Protein Science and Technology) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Engineering Biology

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Protein Science, Master's Programme
  • Chemical Biology
  • Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Protein Science, Master's programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Gene Technology and Molecular Genetics

Intended learning outcomes

The student should acquire knowledge in virology and understand the importance of viruses in human medicine as well as the use of viruses in biotechnology and cell biology. The student should be able to critically analyse scientific papers and be able to solve problems within the subject of virology

Course content

Viral replication, structure and composition. Pathogens. Vaccines. Vectors in biotechnology. Molecular evolution. Bioinformatics. Phylogenetics. Immunology. Host genetics.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures given by active researchers are supplementing the course literature. A literature task and a laboratory activity (bioinformatics) are included in the course.

Examination

TEN2Written examinationU, 3, 4, 53 credits
UPG1SeminarU, G1.5 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G1.5 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin

Director of Studies or equivalent

Kajsa Holmgren Peterson

Examiner

Johan Nordgren

Education components

Preliminär schemalagd tid: 44 h
Rekommenderad självstudietid: 116 h

Course literature

Kompletterande litteratur

Böcker
Edward K. Wagner and Martinez J. Hewlett, Basic Virology 2nd EdS. J. Flint, L. W. Enquist, V. R. Racaniello, and A. M. Skalka, Principles of Virology: Volume I and II 3rd edition

Additional literature

Books

Edward K. Wagner and Martinez J. Hewlett, Basic Virology 2nd Ed
S. J. Flint, L. W. Enquist, V. R. Racaniello, and A. M. Skalka, Principles of Virology: Volume I and II 3rd edition
TEN2 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits
UPG1 Seminar U, G 1.5 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 1.5 credits

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