790125 Selected topics in biotechnology

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Kunert, Renate
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Summary on biotechnological processes and their added value as well as perspectives

Genetic methods for strain improvement: selection, mutation, recombination; general implementable principles demonstrated in examples

Development of biotechnological relevant microorganisms and mammalian cells as production clones

Primary metabolites – strains for production and development

Microorganisms for production of enzymes; biotransformation

Protein expression in eucaryotic cells

Host cell lines for recombinant protein expression; expression vectors, selection mechanisms

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After having passed this course the students will be able
- to classify different organisms according to their benefits in biotechnology
- to express the complex demands of the production chain
- to explain production demands of primary metabolites and recombinant proteins
- to discuss pros and cons of different production systems
- to gather interrelations of biological, physiological and technical basics for the implementation in biotechnological processes
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.