BENA2007 Methods in molecular microbiology (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


Students will learn basic techniques in molecular microbiology through working in the laboratory. Students will learn principle techniques of recombinant-DNA -technology including DNA extraction, PCR, cloning and sequencing. Students will also learn to compare their obtained data to sequence databanks. Students participate in lectures and prepare a seminar to describe the different methods used in the laboratory to their classmates.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student

  • has basic skills to perform DNA-techniques in practice.
  • understands steps in recombinant-DNA techniques, and the relevance of positive and negative control reactions.
  • has basic knowledge on Sanger sequencing, sequence data analysis and bioinformatic search.
  • knows the general practices in writing lab book and lab reports.

Description of prerequisites

BENA2003 Laboratory practices and safety
BENA2004 Genetics

Study materials

The course material will be given at the beginning of the course.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Attendance is compulsory. Grading is based on working in laboratory, seminar, laboratory logbook and report. More specific assessment criteria will be given at the beginning of the course.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Study methods:

Lectures, seminars, laboratory work, laboratory logbook and report.