|Excursion (one day)||8|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. RA Weusthuis|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. ir. MH Vermuë|
|dr. RA Weusthuis|
|dr. ir. S Isken|
|Examiner(s)||dr. RA Weusthuis|
|dr. ir. MH Vermuë|
|dr. ir. S Isken|
Language of instruction:
Assumed knowledge on:
Earlier first years courses BBT.
FHM-31806 Biotechnology 2.
In this course a number of typical biotechnological production processes and their historical development will be discussed. In these developments cellular and molecular aspects as well as process technological aspects play a major role. The biotechnological production processes that are treated will give a broad overview of the use of biotechnological knowledge in the main application areas for biotechnology (pharmaceutical, medical, food and environmental technology application area).
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- describe several classical biotechnological production processes;
- choose micro-organism for several biotechnological production processes;
- know the environmental factors that determine the growth of several commonly used micro-organisms;
- asses which environmental factor determines the growth and production in a given fermentation;
- apply simple mathematic models for growth kinetics and cell death;
- work together in a project team on a well-defined biotechnological project;
- set-up a flow-sheet for the production process of a given biotechnological product;
- give arguments for the choices made in a biotechnological production process;
- present project results in a written report as well as in an oral presentation.
- problem-oriented education;
- follow instruction lectures;
- work-out tasks;
- discuss results of self-study with group members;
- work in a project team;
- write a scientific report;
- give an oral presentation;
- join excursion.
- individual written exam (75%);
- assessment of the group report and presentation (25%).
Both parts have to be passed.
The study guide is available at the internet one week before the start of the course.