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Environmental and Bioprocess Engineering (with Lab Course)

Module name (EN): Environmental and Bioprocess Engineering (with Lab Course)
Degree programme: Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021
Module code: UI-T-BUV
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 3V+1P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 180 min., graded report for practical course

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAB_19_V_4.08.BUV Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 4, mandatory course, Specialization Process Engineering
UI-T-BUV Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021, semester 6, mandatory course, technical
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Brunner
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Matthias Brunner

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be familiar with and be able to understand and explain the basic principles of genetic engineering and the microbial production of valuable substances.
They will have an overview of the potential of microorganisms and their possible uses and be able to explain them. They will be familiar with and be able to explain methods for handling, preventing and mass producing microorganisms. Students will be familiar with and be able to explain essential methods of up- and downstream processing.

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Module content:
Upstream processing, bioreactors, ideal and real stirred tank and tube reactors, CSTR, Q/D diagram, continuous reactors, batch reactors, methods of downstream processing; protein as a product
Gene expression, gene regulation, plasmids, vectors, introduction to genetic engineering, genetic fingerprint, PCR, Southern and Northern blot, sequencing according to Sanger, restiction enzymes, expression vectors, expression of eukaryotic genes in prokaryotes, introduction to virology, production of monoclonal antibodies
Lab exercises on selected topics in biotechnology,
Presentations on selected topics from food biotechnology, biotechnology and environmental technology

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture mit blackboard and transparencies; practical lab exercises, class presentations, talks by external guests, study trip

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Recommended or required reading:
Brock Biology of Microorganisms, Prentice Hall
Forst et al.: Chemie für Ingenieure
Löwe: Biochemie, Benke
Thiemann und Palladino: Biotechnologie, Pearson

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