Microbial Biotechnology

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.

Education

BSc Programme in Biology
BSc Programme in Molecular Biomedicine

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

Lectures, discussions and laboratory exercises.

ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 15-20 minutes
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Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
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

Single subject courses (day)

  • 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