BIO-2726 Genetic engineering and fermentation technologies, 4 cr
Matti Karp, Suvi Myllyntausta, Ville Santala, Nina Virolainen
|Lecture times and places||Target group recommended to|
Periods 5 5 - 0
The course includes weekly meetings in which students will present their results. No exam is included but a written report of the work is mandatory.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation
Modern biotechnology research utilizes genetic engineering to enhance process functioning for higher yields and improved down-stream processing. To master these needs the student has to learn the rationale how to solve some of the key points from upstream to down-stream.
|Content||Core content||Complementary knowledge||Specialist knowledge|
|1.||The course is a hands-on laboratory exercise on basic methodologies in recombinant-DNA technologies and related fermentation technologies. The work consists of cloning of genes into E. coli expression vectors and verification of correct constructs. The resulting E. coli strains are inoculated into a fermentor and the growing kinetics and factors affecting the growth are studied. Finally, the expressed protein will be purified. Education in the methodologies related to protein analytical chemistry is provided throughout the course.|
|BIO-2000 Molekulaarinen bioteknologia||Mandatory|
|BIO-2601 Geeniteknologian menetelmät||Mandatory|
|BIO-5900 Reaktorin suunnittelu ja mallintaminen||Mandatory|
Additional information about prerequisites
For international students mandatory prerequisites are BIO-2456 Laboratory course on macromolecules: structure and an exam from the book: Glick, B.R. and Pasternak, J.J., Molecular biotechnology.
There is no equivalence with any other courses
The course is suggested for 3-4 year biotechnology or MSc Programme in Science and Bioengineering students. The course is organized as intensive course, with duration of 2 weeks.
|Description||Methods of instruction||Implementation|
|Implementation 1||A valid tetanus vaccination is recommended for the students.|| Laboratory assignments
Study journal, portfolio and other literary work
Contact teaching: 64 %
Distance learning: 0 %
Self-directed learning: 36 %