Bi7430 Molecular biotechnology

Faculty of Science
autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Zbyněk Prokop, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Andrea Schenkmayerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Šárka Bidmanová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lukáš Chrást (lecturer)
Mgr. David Kovář, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martina Damborská (assistant)
prof. Mgr. Jiří Damborský, Dr.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Zbyněk Prokop, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 18. 9. to Fri 15. 12. Thu 16:00–17:50 A29/252-RCX1
Basic knowledge of biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology and genetics.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
At the end of this course the student will understand the molecular nature of modern biotechnology and the use of recombinant DNA technology in industrial, agricultural, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. Students will have the theoretical foundation and a comprehensive overview of the field important for their future career in research laboratories, biomedical research and development or biotechnology industry.
  • 1. Opening motivation lecture / Organization of the course
  • 2. Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology
  • 3. Molecular Biology Tools
  • 4. Protein Engineering
  • 5. Microfludics - Lab on a Chip
  • 6. Biofuels
  • 7. Environmental molecular biotechnology
  • 8. Molecular biotechnology industry
  • 9. Molecular biotechnology in medicine I.
  • 10. Molecular biotechnology in medicine II.
  • 11. Molecular Biotechnology in Agriculture
  • An introduction to molecular biotechnology : fundamentals, methods, and applications. Edited by Michael Wink. 2nd, update ed. Weinheim: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. xxxiii, 60. ISBN 9783527326372. info
  • GLICK, Bernard R., Jack J. PASTERNAK and Cheryl L. PATTEN. Molecular biotechnology : principles and applications of recombinant DNA. 4th ed. Washington, D.C.: ASM Press, 2010. xvi, 1000. ISBN 9781555814984. info
  • Molecular biology and biotechnology. Edited by John M. Walker - Ralph Rapley. 5th ed. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2009. xix, 604. ISBN 9780854041251. info
Teaching methods
During lecturing, the PowerPoint presentations are used, PDF materials for printing and notices are available before each course, short written tests at the beginning of selected lectures and short exercises and discussions during lectures are prepared.
Assessment methods
Short written tests will be prepared at the beginning of lectures No. 4, 6, 8 and 10. Each short written test will contain ten questions on the previous curriculum. Final evaluation of the course will be based on the cumulative results of these short written tests.

In the case that (i) the student will not fulfill all short tests, (ii) will not be successful in the short tests, or (iii) is not satisfied with the result of the short testing, he or she will be evaluated by the general written test. Terms for the general written test will be listed in the current examination period, the test will contain 50 questions from overall course content, the time to complete the test will be 1 hour.

The student receives a score according to the following criteria (success in test questions / evaluation:% 100-91 / A; 90-76% / B, 75-61% / C, 60-46% / D, 45-31% / E; 30 -0% / F).
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Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016.
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