9360-0148/03 – Biological nanostructures (BioNano)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits3
Subject guarantorProf. Mgr. Jana Kukutschová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorProf. Mgr. Jana Kukutschová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2011/2012Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesUSPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LES05 Prof. Mgr. Jana Kukutschová, Ph.D.
KUZ0023 Ing. Ĺubomíra Kuzníková
DED0024 Doc. Ing. Mgr. Kateřina Peterek Dědková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will be able to define biological nanostructures based on proteins, saccharides, lipids and nucleic acids and their properties and functions in living systems. Based on the knowledge obtained they will be able to characterize bionanomaterials and summarize their applications for instance in form of thin films and in devices such as biosensors, etc.

Teaching methods



Students will achieve knowledge on biological nanostructures, their characteristics, biological functions, methods of synthesis and potential applications. The subject will deal with nanostructures based on proteins and nucleic acids and their potential use in nanotoechnologie, for example as thin layers, bio-sensors etc.

Compulsory literature:

Chen W., McCarthy T.: Macromolecules 30, 1997. Nalwa H.S.: Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology. Academic Press, 2000. Benoit J.P., Marchais H., Velde V.V.: Microencapsulation Methods and Industrial Applications (S. Benita, ed.). Marcel Dekker, New York, 1996.

Recommended literature:

Chandran K., Kalpana B., Robson B.: Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Elsevier, 2015, ISBN: 9780128031001 Higson S.: Biosensors for Medical Applications. Springer, Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-84569-935-2

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

For this subject other requirements for student are not determined.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

- Definition of the field, first theories. - Cell structure, chemical composition of cells. - Chemical composition of human body. - Macromolecules, proteins, nucleic acids, technologies. - Synthesis of biopolymers. - Biological nanodevices, basic elements, applications. - Biosensors. - Monolayers, examples from biology.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Students have to write a short review on selected topic related to the subject, create a presentation on the topic and defend it.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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