Microbiological Processes

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in Biomolecules and Biochemistry I, Applied Biodiversity or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Modern biotechnology is to a large degree based upon the huge metabolic diversity of the microbial world. The most important of the microbial pathway types are presented and compared across the organismal groups. Also interesting pathways that so far are not exploited will be presented. Special metabolic pathways, energy metabolism and production of secondary metabolites will be discussed

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module

  • Can present an overview over microbial physiological diversity
  • Can describe the differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, archaea, fungi and algae
  • Can account for microbial interactions
  • Can explain how different types of fermentative, respiring and photosynthetic microorganisms produce energy
  • Can describe microbial turnover of different compounds including nutrient and carbon cycles
  • Can account for industrial use of microorganisms

Skills

  • Can establish mass and energy balances for microbial conversion
  • Has an overview of important microbial interactions
  • Can evaluate potential risks and safety measures when handling microorganisms

Type of instruction

  • Lectures
  • Calculation exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examMicrobiological Processes
Type of exam
Written exam
4 hours
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleMikrobiologiske processer
Module codeK-BBT-B4-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science