Knowledge and understanding
- The graduate must, within one field defined by the master thesis project, possess knowledge regarding post-genomic molecular life science, analytical biochemistry or bioinformatics, based on the highest international research.
- The graduate must be able to understand and reflect on knowledge regarding post-genomic molecular life science, analytical biochemistry and bioinformatics, based on a scientific approach.
- The graduate must be able to identify scientific problems connected to Omics approaches and reflect on application of the different available techniques.
- The graduate must master specific scientific tools and methods within post-genomic molecular life science, analytical biochemistry and bioinformatics:
- Tools and databases used in Omics
- mRNA expression analyses by sequencing and micro arrays
- Qualitative and quantitative proteomics using mass spectrometry and electrophoretic techniques
- Metabolite analyses by chromatography, NMR and mass spectrometric detection
- Quantification in connection with gene expression
- Interaction analyses
- Chomatography and electrophoresis
- The graduate must master the following general skills which are connected to employment in scientific research:
- Acquisition of knowledge within a defined area of topics
- General experimental design
- Detailed planning of experiments
- Interpretation of experimental data
- Keeping of laboratory journals in execution of experiments
- The graduate must be able to choose among scientific theories, methods, tools and general properties within analytical biochemistry, bioinformatics and different Omics approaches and apply these on scientific questions.
- The graduate must on the basis of experiments and newly obtained knowledge be able to establish testable hypotheses or improve on existing ones.
- The graduate must be able to design experiments to verify or falsify a given hypothesis.
- The graduate must be able to discuss and arrange new experimental data in context of already existing knowledge.
- The graduate must be able to disseminate research based knowledge and discuss professional and scientific problems with both peers and non-specialist.
- The graduate must be able to control and develop complex processes within different Omics approaches and suggest novel options if unexpected situations occur.
- The graduate must be able to independently initiate and implement disciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation and to assume professional responsibility based on professional expertise.
- The graduate must be able to independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialization.