Biochemistry - Research

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

The student can
Find, interpret and summarize relevant literature;
Conceive and phrase a research question and hypothesis;
Set up an experiment based on a research question;
Execute an experiment and keep record of the findings;
Identify problems and pitfalls, and optimize the design of the
Present and discuss experimental results in a group;
Write a scientific report based on an experiment;

Inhoud vak

The student will learn how to translate a research question into a
laboratory experiment. Literature about respiration will be studied, and
based on that literature the student will phrase his/her own research
question and design an adequate experiment to answer that question. The
experiment will be executed and the collected data will be discussed
with peers and with an assistant. Findings will be presented orally and
in a written report. A small number of lectures and tutorials will
provide the student with the required theoretical knowledge and
mathematical/computer skills.


10 hours of lectures
12 hours of tutorials
18 hours of laboratory work
18 hours of groupwork


Written report
Remark: In case the report is graded insufficient, students are allowed
to improve the report immediately using the feedback provided. The grade
for a revised report cannot exceed 6.

Vereiste voorkennis



Berg, Tymoczko, Stryer: Biochemistry


Optional course for first year students Biomedical Sciences

Overige informatie

The number of participants in this course is limited to 50.
Presence is compulsory during tutorials and practicals. During
laboratory practicals, wearing a lab coat is obligatory.

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

You have to register for this course and for the corresponding examinations using VUnet. Subsequently, you will be assigned to a group for the tutorials and practicals.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AB_1164
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. ir. Y.J.M. Bollen
Examinator dr. ir. Y.J.M. Bollen
Docenten prof. H. Lill
dr. D. Molenaar
M.J. Wagner

Praktische informatie

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