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Molecular Biotechnology and Methods BIOR94

15 credits

Professor teaches MSc students in seminar room

Course description

Who should take this course

This course is an advanced course in the subject areas of Molecular Biology and is appropriate for students who focus on Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biomedicine and similar topics. There is a special focus on applied aspects within Molecular Biotechnology and Genetics. Preferably you should choose this course at the end of your studies. 

Course content

This course reviews applied aspects of molecular biology, production of heterologous proteins in insect cells (so called Baculovirus Expression Vector System) cereal plant biotechnology, and drug development. 

The course focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of molecular biotechnology and its use in society. The course includes 
advanced molecular biology techniques to manipulate and understand biological 
systems at the molecular level as well as application of these techniques to create new biotechnological products and treatments.

The examination will consist of a traditional written examination based on the theoretical content of the course as well as thorough laboratory sessions, demonstrations and group work during the course. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • Possibilities with molecular techniques
  • Production of heterologous proteins in insect cells (Baculovirus Expression Vector System)
  • DNA sequencing and transcriptome analysis
  • Mass spectrometry and metabolomics
  • Drug design and development
  • How to become an entrepreneur and start a company

Spring period 1 (offered for the first time 2025)

Full-time, on campus, in English


Find information about application, prerequisites and the course syllabus at Lund University's web pages.

Course literature spring 2025

Bernard R. Glick and Cheryl L. Patten (2022). Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA, 6th Ed. (ASM Books).


The schedule will be available around two months before the start in the schedule software TimeEdit.


You find the latest evaluation on our web page with course evaluations.


Christina Ledje, study adviser, molecular biology

Telephone: +46 46 222 73 16
Email: molbiol_master [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator