This Module is offered by Associate Professorship of Microbial Biotechnology (Prof. Blombach).
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective
CS0182 is a semester module
in English language
at Master’s level
which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
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Relevant topics and techniques of microbial biotechnology: - microbial metabolism (biosynthesis and degradation pathways) - industrial microbiology: production of alcohols, amino and organic acids, vitamins, antibiotics, enzymes, etc. - bioprocessing techniques - metabolic engineering strategies (e.g. optimization of precursor and cofactor availability) - quantitative biology.
Upon successfull completion of the module, students will be familiar with the principles and techniques of relevant bioprocesses. The students have acquired knowledge of fermentation processes and are able to develop strategies for process control for selected product classes. The students have learned to quantitatively describe microbial growth and fermentation processes and to calculate mass balances. The students have acquired in-depth knowledge of relevant production processes for selected products of industrial biotechnology.
Fundamentals of Biology or of cell and microbiology from the Bachelor's courses
Courses and Schedule
Learning and Teaching Methods
The contents of the lectures are conveyed by a talk of the lecturer, based on PowerPoint presentations.The blackboard might additionally be used to explain more complex relationships. To a limited extent, this can be supplemented by self-study of the literature mentioned in the lecture.
Description of exams and course work
In order to check whether students have understood and are able to apply the principles and relevant methods and techniques of microbial biotechnological production processes, the students answer questions about production processes and fermentation strategies in a written exam (90 min) and prove that they have understood the correlations of microbial metabolism. Allowed tools are calculators.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.