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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Microbial Biotechnology

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Block 3
Programme level Bachelor
ECTS 7,5 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Anders Priemé (7-6776786f6b736b46686f7534717b346a71)
  • Department of Biology
Course number: NBIB15008U

Course content

Significant areas within the following topics are covered:

  • Microbial activity in natural environments and their requirement for biotechnology
  • Systems for growth
  • Fermentation kinetics
  • Strain and media development
  • Product Optimization
  • Basic topics in microbial physiology
  • Primary / secondary metabolite excretion (enzymes and penicillin production), and ingredients for food industry
  • Bioremediation
  • Rights and patenting
  • Innovation and startup companies

 

To illustrate some of the areas, guests from industry and university attend.

Learning outcome

The course aims to give students insight into and understanding of areas of microbial biotechnology research and provide background information on the molecular biological methods, which are prerequisites for this research. With the students own involvement in the lessons, it is expected that they will acquire the ability to participate in public discussion of related topics.

Knowledge:

  • Selected areas of research within microbial biotechnology
  • Selected biotechnological processes related to microorganisms
  • Danish biotechnology companies and their focus areas
  • Natural environments as a prerequisite for microbial biotechnology
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship



Skills:

  • Assess natural environments as a prerequisite for microbial biotechnology
  • Use selected laboratory methods relevant to microbial biotechnology
  • Perform oral and written presentations of topics in microbial biotechnology
  • Analyze scientific articles on microbial biotechnology



Competences:

  • Assess selected areas of research within microbial biotechnology
  • Assess selected biotechnological processes related to microorganisms

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Education

BSc Programme in Biology
BSc Programme in Molecular Biomedicine

Studyboard

Study Board of Biology and Animal Science

Course type

Single subject courses (day)

Duration

1 block

Schedulegroup

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Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, discussions and laboratory exercises.

Capacity

No limit

Language

English

Workload

Category Hours
Exam 0,5
Excursions 9
Preparation 149,5
Lectures 19
Colloquia 5
Practical exercises 14
Project work 2
Theory exercises 7
English 206,0

Exam

Type of assessment

Oral examination, 15-20 minutes
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Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve the grade 12 the student has to

  • describe and assess selected areas of research within microbial biotechnology
  • describe and assess selected biotechnological processes
  • describe Danish biotechnology companies and their focus areas
  • describe and assess natural environments as a prerequisite for microbial biotechnology
  • perform oral and written presentations of topics in biotechnology
  • analyze scientific articles on microbial biotechnology

Censorship form

No external censorship
Several internal examiners.

Re-exam

Oral, 15-20 minutes

If the requirement for the exam is not fulfilled, the students must have delivered a satisfactory essay dealing with the laboratory exercises 2 weeks before the registration period for the reexamination ends.

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