Microbial biotechnologies (2009/2010)

Course code
4S02764
Name of lecturer
Giacomo Zapparoli
Coordinator
Giacomo Zapparoli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
AGR/16 - AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
1st Semester dal Oct 1, 2009 al Jan 31, 2010.

Lesson timetable

1st Semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall H  
Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall H  
Friday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall H  

Learning outcomes

The course will give the students the fundamentals of microbial biotechnology analysing some of the most important issues with regard to the use of microrganisms to produce chemically defined molecules. Moreover, it will expose the fundamental and applicative issues regarding the development, manipulation and management of industrial microrganisms.

Syllabus

1) Mentions on the history of industrial microrganisms.
2) Microrganisms of biotechnological interest: Escherichia coli, Streptomyces spp., Bacillus spp. and fungi.
3) Molecular fundamentals of productive processes: secondary metabolites, antibiotics, recombinant proteins and vaccines.
4) The microrganisms on the industrial processes: screening of strains and molecules, cultivation methods.
5) Improvement of the production processes: improvement of strains and cultivation media.
6) The industrial fermentation processes.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral/written