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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Biotechnology I - N319004
Title: Biotechnologie I
Guaranteed by: Department of Biotechnology (319)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: cancelled
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: B319003
Guarantor: Maťátková Olga doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: B319003
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Biotechnological processes currently affect lot of areas of human activity. Students are introduced to the general principles of biotechnologies and their classification. Subsequently there are discussed individual parts of biotechnological processes on the model of microbial producer, including a selection of raw materials, preparation of industrial culture media, characterization of industrial strains, processes arrangement and their regulation. A separate section is devoted to differences of processes using plant or animal cells. General knowledge is further explained in detail on examples of processes used for production of important compounds or decontamination of environment. In the seminar, students prepare thesis devoted to biotechnological production of a selected substance.
Last update: TAJ319 (11.12.2013)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

explain the principles of individual groups of biotechnological processes;

describe the desired properties of industrially used biological tools (living organisms or their parts);

explain the basic methods of management and control of biotechnological processes describe the technological processes for important compounds (amino acids, vitamins, antibiotics, etc.) and decontamination of environment

Last update: Masák Jan (30.08.2013)
Literature -

R: Demain, A.L.: Biotechnology for Beginners, Academic Press, London, 2007, 0123735815

A: Flickinger, M: Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology, Bioprocess, Bioseparation, and Cell Technology, Wiley, Hoboken, 2010, 9780471799306

Last update: TAJ319 (30.08.2013)
Learning resources -

Last update: Masák Jan (30.08.2013)
Syllabus -

1. Introduction, explanation of terms, key historical data

2. Classification of biotechnology, the overall benefits of biotechnology

3. Overview of the basic techniques for improvement of technological strains

4. Technological, economic and safety requirements for industrial microorganism

5. Raw materials for biotechnology

6. Development and preparation of culture media

7. Design of basic types of bioprocess

8. Basic principles of isolation and purification of biotechnological products

9. Cultivation of plant and animal cells

10. Examples of industrial production of amino acids

11. Examples of industrial production of vitamins and nucleotides

12. Examples of industrial production of antibiotics

13. Examples of industrial production of alkaloids

14. Environmental biotechnology

Last update: Masák Jan (30.08.2013)
Registration requirements -

Biology, Biochemistry

Last update: Masák Jan (30.08.2013)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.3 7
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.2 6
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
Práce na individuálním projektu 1.5 42
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
4 / 4 111 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 30
Defense of an individual project 10
Report from individual projects 20
Oral examination 40