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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Biotechnology I - B319003
Title: Biotechnologie I
Guaranteed by: Department of Biotechnology (319)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Maťátková Olga doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N319004
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Annotation -
Last update: Maťátková Olga doc. Ing. Ph.D. (26.01.2018)
Biotechnological processes currently affect many areas of human activity. In this course, students are introduced to the general principles of biotechnologies. Subsequently, the individual elements of the biotechnological process are demonstrated on a model with a microbial producer, including the selection and preparation of raw materials, the preparation of industrial cultivation media, the characterization of industrial strains, the arrangement of the processes and their regulation. A separate section of the course is devoted to processes using plant or animal cells. The general knowledge is complemented by examples of processes of biotechnological production of important compounds and decontamination of the environment. During the seminar, students prepare a project describing an example of biotechnological production.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Maťátková Olga doc. Ing. Ph.D. (26.01.2018)

Students will be able to:

  • explain the principles of the individual groups of biotechnological processes
  • describe the required properties of tools used in the biotechnology industry
  • explain the basic methods of management and control of biotechnological processes
  • describe the technological processes of the production of important compounds (amino acids, vitamins, antibiotics, etc.) and decontamination of the environment

Literature -
Last update: Maťátková Olga doc. Ing. Ph.D. (26.01.2018)

Z: Demain, A.L.: Biotechnology for Beginners, Elsevier, Amserdam, 2016, ISBN 9780128012246

D: Flickinger, M: Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology, Bioprocess, Bioseparation, and Cell Technology, Wiley, Hoboken, 2010, ISBN 9780470054581

Learning resources -
Last update: Maťátková Olga doc. Ing. Ph.D. (26.01.2018)

Syllabus -
Last update: Maťátková Olga doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.09.2023)

1. Introduction, key historical data, types of biological agents

2. Classification of biotechnology, benefits of biotechnology

3. Design of basic types of bioprocesses

4. Properties, selection and preparation of the biological agent

5. Development and preparation of cultivation media

6. Raw materials for biotechnology

7. Biotransformation

8. Examples of industrial production of antibiotics

9. Examples of industrial production of amino acids and nucleotides

10. Examples of industrial production of vitamins

11. Examples of industrial alkaloids

12. Examples of industrial polysaccharides and proteins

13. Cultivation of animal cells

14. Environmental biotechnology

Registration requirements -
Last update: Maťátková Olga doc. Ing. Ph.D. (26.01.2018)

Biology, Biochemistry

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Maťátková Olga doc. Ing. Ph.D. (26.01.2018)

Cource credit requirements: preparation and presentation of a project on a specified topic.

Form of the final examination: oral.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.3 7
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.2 6
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
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