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Microbial Biotechnology

Module CS0182

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 sections.

Basic Information

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
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

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.

Learning Outcome

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.

Preconditions

Fundamentals of Biology or of cell and microbiology from the Bachelor's courses

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

TypeSWSTitleLecturer(s)DatesLinks
VO 2 Applied Microbiology and Metabolic Engineering (Lecture) Blombach, B. Wed, 09:00–11:00, virtuell
and singular or moved dates
eLearning

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.

Media

PowerPoint, whiteboard

Literature

no info

Module Exam

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.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Title
TimeLocationInfoRegistration
Microbial Biotechnology
Mon, 2021-02-22, 9:00 till 10:30 001
till 2021-01-15 (cancelation of registration till 2021-02-15)
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