9360-0148/04 – 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 type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMT, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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LES05 Prof. Mgr. Jana Kukutschová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0

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

Seminar paper on selected topic, presentation and knowledge of the selected topic.


Other requirements

For this subject other requirements for student are not determined.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Definition of the field, first theories. 2. Cell structure, chemical composition of cells. 3. Chemical composition of human body. 4. Saccharides - structure, function in living systems. 5. Lipids - structure and function in living systems. 6. Aminoacids and peptides - structure and function in living systems. 7. Proteins - structure and function in living systems. 8. Nucleic acids - structure and function in living systems. 9. Mutagenesis, mechanisms of origination and effects on living systems. 10. Separation of natural biomolecules and examples of applications. 11. Synthesis of biomolecules and examples of applications. 12. Biological nanodevices, bacis elements, applications. 13. Biosensors - classification, examples of applications. 14. Monolayers, examples of thin multilayer films in biology.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 90 %.

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2021/2022 (N0719A270002) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0719A270002) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0719A270002) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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