790403 Basic course III - expression systems and cell factories

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2021
Languages of instruction


Biologic background
•Regulation of gene expression
•Protein production and stress caused by high-expression levels
•Metabolic engineering
•Strain development and strain optimization, cell banking

Cell Factories covered
•Bacterial cell factories
•Yeast and fungal cell factories
•Plant cell factories
•Mammalian cell factories
•Insect cell factories, Viruses as vectors for recombinant protein production
•Cell-free protein expression systems

Previous knowledge expected

Basic Course I and II

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After completion of this course, students are able to thoroughly understand the different cell factories currently available, their specific metabolism and their needs as well as their advantages and disadvantages
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.