Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

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BTEK3107 Biotechnical applications of nucleic acids 4 ECTS
Organised by
Preceding studies
B.Sc. level knowledge in biochemistry or biotechnology is necessary.

Learning outcomes

As a result of passing the course student has knowledge of major methodological breakthroughs and the latest scientific developments in the biotechnical applications of nucleic acids. Student is familiar with efficient reading of scientific articles and has improved skills and obtained practice in giving technical oral presentations.


The course covers nucleic acid sequencing, oligonucleotide and gene synthesis, backbone modifications, nucleic acid amplification methods, functional oligonucleotides and DNA nanostructures and advanced methods for molecular diagnostics.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

Compulsory participation to classroom work, 30 h
Every student has to prepare and give presentations on up to six predetermined topics related to the areas mentioned under contents.
No exam.



Study materials

Electronically distributed scientific publications and other material related to the areas mentioned under contents.

Further information

Course is primarily intended to students in molecular biotechnology and diagnostics and biotechnology degree programmes. Places are available to other students only in case the total number of students in the course does not exceed 20.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Biochemistry
DP in Biochemistry
DP Bachelor of Science in Tech. (Biotechnology)
DP in Biochemistry
DP in Food Chemistry
DP on Molecular Biology and Bioenergetics
DP in Biotechnology
Finnish Study Modules