n.BA.BT.ABAC.22HS (Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry) 
Module: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
This information was generated on: 18 May 2024
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry


Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2022


Study Programme Biotechnology
Regulations Applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Biotechnology degree programme
Module Type  
X Compulsory Module    Elective Module    Optional Module
Planned Semester 4th Semester
Module Coordinator Caspar Demuth
Telephone / E-Mail +41 (0)58 934 57 63 / caspar.demuth@zhaw.ch
Caspar Demuth, Andrea Baier
Entrance Requirements Chemistry 1, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 1, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry 2
Learning Outcomes and Competencies Students will
  • be able to perform, evaluate and interpret quantitative measurements;
  • Have become familiar with the functional principles and instrumentation of important methods in analytical and bioanalytical chemistry and can apply these to analytical problems;
  • be able to evaluate and optimise analytical methods; and
  • be able to develop and evaluate a suitable purification strategy from cell disruption to reach a sufficiently purified protein.
Module Content Instrumental analytics
  • Methods for quantitative determination (calibration with external and internal standards, standard addition)
  • Knowledge of methods and equipment for chromatography and spectroscopy
    • Quantitative determination methods
    • Elution process and theoretical background to the chromatographic process
    • Basic principles, functional principles and instrumentation in instrumental analysis (HPLC, GC, HPTLC, UV/Vis, IR, fluorimetry, mass spectrometry, coupled techniques)
  • Methods development, optimisation and validation
Bioanalytical methods
  • Downstream processing, strategy development
  • Column chromatographic separation methods for the purification of proteins
  • Bioanalytical methods for the determination of concentration and activity of proteins
Follow-up Modules -
Methods of Instruction  Face-to-face teaching, tasks with model answers, script for independent self-study
Digital Resources Video resources, simulation software
Lesson Structure / Workload  
 Contact Hours 42
 Guided Self-Study -
 Independent Self-Study 48
 Total Workload 90
Classroom Attendance No
Written exam at the end of the semester 100%
If there is a low number of participants, the lecturer may change the form of a repeat examination after consultation with the head of the study programme: e.g. an oral examination can be used to replace a written one. Please report any changes to the form of examinations by e-mail to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch and Cc. Head of study programme.
Language of Instruction  German
Comments -


Course: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry


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