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Course syllabus N431U0_4B - Introduction to Biotechnology (FCFT - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Course unit code: N431U0_4B
Course unit title: Introduction to Biotechnology
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits: Exam (3 credits)
Course contents:
1.) Basic characteristic of biochemical technologies. Difficulties of microbiological productions. Possibilities and limits of metabolites production. 2.) Biosystems important in technology. Review of microorganisms, plant and animal cultures used in biotechnological productions. 3.) Bacteria, importance and exploitation in biotechnological productions. 4.) Microscopic fungi, importance and exploitation in biotechnological productions. 5.) Yeast, importance and exploitation in biotechnological productions. 6.) Biotechnological resources. Source of carbon, nitrogen, macro- and microelements, growth compounds. Cultivation and production media. 7.) Batch, semi-continuous and continuous cultivation. Separation and isolation processes. Wastes in biotechnological technologies. 8.) Bioreactors for cultivation of bacteria, yeast, filamentous fungi, plant tissue cultures and animal cells. 9.) Biotechnological production of organic acids, amino acids, alcohols, heterocyclic compounds and other compounds. 10.) Exploitation of biotechnological production in food and agricultural industry. 11.) Exploitation of biotechnological production in pharmacology, medicine and environmental protection. 12.) Innovative trends. Gene, protein, enzyme and molecular engineering. Construction of new biosystems. 13.) Integration of knowledge during the solving of theoretical problems. Reports of scientific journal papers.

Last modification made by Ing. Tomáš Molnár on 02/21/2019.

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