The purpose of the module is to give a fundamental insight into the organization of the biochemistry on the cellular level and how and when this can be exploited in microbial fermentations.
The project is partially practical including work with one or more cell types (prokaryotic or eukaryotic) in fermentation experiments, where the dynamics and regulation of the cells are investigated.
The project is closely associated to the parallel course in biochemistry, and the fermentation experiments are analyzed based upon the metabolism and known pathways of the cells
An introduction to analytical chemistry relevant to the project (HPLC, GC, etc. ) is given.
Students who have passed the module
|Name of exam||The Cell as a Factory|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||As stated in the Joint Programme Regulations|
|Danish title||Cellen som fabrik|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Copenhagen|
|Responsible for the module|
|Time allocation for external examiners||B|
|Study Board||Study Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering|
|Department||Department of Chemistry and Bioscience|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Science|