Advanced course in Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies

Course objective & General description

Advanced course provides a top quality and broad multidisciplinary education in the emerging field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, coupled with an individual top-level specialization in one of five defined areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology: nanophysics, nanochemistry, nanoelectronics, biophysics or nanobiotechnology. The Course is organized in cooperation with the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The course aims to instill in its students the power to work, communicate and think across the boundaries of traditional scientific disciplines.

Course Fee

Course fee covers course lectures + course materials + housing. Prices from € 850 per person in a 10 person group. We offer discounts depending on group size and other variables, please contact us.


Prague, Czech Republic

Subject 1: Nanoscience

This subject covering nanoscience and nanotechnology encompasses many areas of science including chemistry, physics, photonics, environmental science and biology, and therefore the courses are quite broad in the first year or so. However, as the science becomes more and more accessible and the developments continue, nanotechnology seems likely to be around for some time. This is not to be considered as an introduction but rather as a general subject providing general nanoscience-related innovative information from many areas and recent developments in those areas.

Subject 2: Nanobiology

Nanobiology can be considered the intersection of biology and nanotechnology. Much of nanobiology involves using the tools and techniques of molecular biology to manipulate and analyze nucleic acids and proteins, which are themselves on the nanoscale. There are two approaches: (1) use nanotechnology to study a part of a living system; or (2) use a part of the living system as a model for creating nanoscale devices or other nanotechnologies. This field also relies heavily on techniques such as atomic force and electron microscopy to visualize parts of the cell and these new devices. Nanobiology also includes the biophysics involved in interactions between proteins and nucleic acids, cell membrane structure and function, and the self-assembly of molecules as seen in all cells.

Subject 3: Nanochemistry

This subject introduces the concepts of molecular-level, building-block logic supporting the concepts of “Bottom-up” and Supramolecular chemistry leading to a stronger understanding of the development of materials and their properties from a nanometer-scale perspective. Focus is paid to the physical chemistry of interfaces and its role in Nanochemistry; Molecular assembly as a tool-kit for materials design at the nanometer scale; and/or the principles of Supramolecular chemistry as a principle supporting the “Bottom-up” approach to Nano-scale systems. Application of these principles to recent and current topics associated with Nanochemistry, Nanomaterials science, and/or Bionanotechnology.

Course supervisor


Viktor Korček, Ph.D. et MBA et B.A.


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Study load

5 days with classes in the morning and afternoon.


9 credits + CBU Advanced Course Certificate in Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies.

Course length

2 weeks
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