YBT-80324 BSc Thesis Biotechnology

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Credits 24.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. S Isken
Examiner(s)prof. dr. BJ Zwaan
prof. dr. JH Bitter
prof. dr. ir. RM Boom
prof. dr. ir. TJG Ettema
prof. dr. ir. J van der Gucht
prof. dr. ir. J Bakker
prof. dr. T Bisseling
prof. dr. ir. J Keijer
prof. dr. VAP Martins dos Santos
prof. dr. MM van Oers
prof. dr. J van der Oost
prof. dr. ir. D de Ridder
prof. dr. ir. HHM Rijnaarts
prof. dr. ir. HFJ Savelkoul
prof. dr. H Smidt
prof. dr. WM de Vos
prof. dr. D Weijers
prof. dr. J Wells
prof. dr. ir. RH Wijffels
prof. dr. JT Zuilhof

Language of instruction:


Mandatory knowledge:

Highest level course of the BSc Biotechnology programme in which the chair offering the thesis topic is involved with exception of BPE-20806 separation process design.

Assumed knowledge on:

All other compulsory courses of major Biotechnology.

Continuation courses:

MSc courses.


Individual BSc thesis at one of the following chairs: BCT, BIC, BIF, BNT, BPE, CBI, ETE, FPE, GEN, HAP, HMI, MIB, MOB, NEM, ORC, PCC, SSB, VIR. Students work under supervision on research or design subject linked to research or design of chair offering topic.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- function (under supervision) in a research or design setting;
- apply fundamental scientific knowledge;
- apply methods to search scientific literature;
- define objectives for a research or design project, formulate a model or hypothesis, and plan and perform experiments or tests (under supervision);
- report on design or research, both orally and in writing.


- under supervision planning;
- conducting and reporting research or design on biotechnological topic.


Based on report, oral presentation and performance during thesis (details presented on BSc thesis biotechnology evaluation form available before actual start of the thesis). All parts of the thesis have to be passed.


Up to date scientific articles.

Compulsory for: BBTBiotechnologyBSc1,2,3,4,5,6