790120 Basics in bioprocessing
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- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Marx, Hans , Dürauer, Astrid
- Offered in
- Wintersemester 2022/23
- Languages of instruction
This course discusses engineering principles involved in production of biomolecules (e.g., antibodies, enzymes, DNA) in living organisms (e.g., bacteria, yeast, tissue cultures). It include the bioprocess and the downstream processing -purification process. Examples will be taken from the following application areas: biopharmaceuticals, biomedical technologies, foods, and environmental processes.
The following topics will be addressed:
Basic elements of bioprocessing
Growth of microorganisms
Pure and mixed culture
Process control, analysis and monitoring
Cultivation of microorganisms in industrial scale
Design of bioreactors, special reactors and non-homogenous reactors
Scale up and sterile design
Downstream processing: properties of host systems and fermentation broths, biomass and product concentration, viscosity and density
Cell separation: centrifugation,filtration, flocculation
Adsorptive purification processes: chromatography
- Previous knowledge expected
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
Outcome 1: Learn and reinforce fundamental biology principles and how to apply them to engineering problems.
Outcome 2: Build mathematical models of cell growth, metabolism, bioreactor operation and downstream processes and apply them to solve engineering problems
Outcome 3: Understand the design of a biological production process.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.