PřF:C6210 Biotechnology - Course Information
C6210 BiotechnologyFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
- doc. Ing. Martin Mandl, CSc. (lecturer)
- doc. Ing. Martin Mandl, CSc.
Department of Biochemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Ing. Martin Mandl, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Biochemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
- Thu 9:00–10:50 A11/132
- Basic knowledge of biochemistry and cell biology.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is offered to students of any study field.
- Course objectives
- At the end of the course students should understand biochemical and chemical principles of traditional and recent biotechnologies and fundamental processes in fermenters and other apparatuses which provide the biotechnological use of metabolic activity of organisms or enzymes including biochemistry and physiology of organisms applied in biotechnology, selected biotechnological processes (from fermentation products to environment protection), bioprocess kinetics in batch and continuous systems, interpretation of kinetic models in biotechnology and microbial (cell) physiology, and application of immobilised cells and enzymes.
- Microbial and enzyme biotechnology, historical survey. Biochemistry, microbiology and engineering principles.
- Biochemical and chemical principles of classical and recent biotechnologies. Beer production.
- Wine production.
- Organic acids, biogas, microbial biomass production as a protein supply, biohydrometallurgy, biotransformation.
- Environmental biotechnology. Bioremediation (heavy metals, hydrocarbons).
- Cultivation and production bioreactors, scale-up. Agitation in fermenters, the impact on metabolic activity of organisms.
- Sterilization, chemical and physical processes, design criterion for sterilization.
- Aeration in bioprocesses. The theory of oxygen transfer.
- Methods for determination of the mass-transfer oxygen coefficient. Aeration parameters in bioreactors in relation to oxygen demand by production cultures and enzymes, scale-up.
- Batch culture. Growth and production kinetics. Models of substrate utilization and product formation.
- Cell growth and death kinetics. Kinetic models in biotechnology and microbial (cell) physiology, the model selection.
- Continuous culture. Determination of kinetic and physiological parameters in a chemostat. The relationship with the batch culture.
- Immobilised cells and enzymes, principles and applications.
- Bioreactors based on immobilised cells and enzymes, kinetic pattern.
- KAŠTÁNEK, František. Bioinženýrství. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2001. 334 s. ISBN 8020007687. info
- STANBURY, Peter F., Allan WHITAKER and Stephen J. HALL. Principles of fermentation technology. 2nd ed. Oxford: Pergamon, 1995. xviii, 357. ISBN 0-08-036131-5. info
- DORAN, Pauline M. Bioprocess engineering principles. London: Academic Press, 1995. xiv, 439 s. ISBN 0-12-220856-0. info
- KRUMPHANZL, Vladimír and Zdeněk ŘEHÁČEK. Mikrobiální technologie : buňka a techniky jejího využití. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1988. 360 s., 24. info
- ALEXANDER, Martin. Biodegradation and bioremediation. San Diego: Academic Press, 1994. 302 s. ISBN 0-12-049860-X. info
- Teaching methods
- Lectures on selected parts of biotechnology. Discussions on detailed subjects.
- Assessment methods
- Lectures, discussions during lectures. Oral exam. Understanding of principles and processes is required. Fifty % of correct answers from the part of bioprocess kinetics is required to continue with the exam.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
- Teacher's information