790370 Mechanisms of cell regulation in biotechnology (in Eng.)

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Borth, Nicole , Gasser, Brigitte
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2024
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


The major principles of biological control mechanisms in prokaryotes and eukaryotes (regulation of transcription and translation; regulation of protein activity; external signals), background on functional regulatory units (operons, feedback loops, global metabolic control) and an overview on analytical methods are presented.

Especially, biological control in a biotechnological context and biotechnologically relevant control mechanisms will be covered. Examples of applications of biological control to biotechnological processes will be given.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

While there are no formal requirements, a good background in biochemistry and molecular biology is expected.


After the successful completion of the course the students can…

… describe the major mechanisms of biological control principles in prokaryotes and eukaryotes (transcriptional control, translational control, regulation of protein activity, mechanisms for sensing of external signals) and give examples for these

… explain the background of functional regulatory units (e.g. operons, feedback loops, global metabolic control)

… analyse / distill which control principles are applied in given biotechnologically relevant examples

… conclude if a certain regulation principle is applicable to a given problem based on the information provided in the course (in peer groups)

… link individual principles to each other to interpret their interdependency and use such designs in a given context (e.g. in a biotechnological production process).
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