BIOL 408 - Industrial Microbiology

Industrial Microbiology  -  BIOL 408

Class Meeting: Monday 08:00 - 10:00

Catalog Description

Microbial growth, growth kinetics, microbial metabolism, industrial microbial strains: isolation and characteristics, fermentation techniques and types of fermenters, application for some microbial industries (SCP, organic acids, antibiotics, enzymes, etc….), immobilization techniques and its application.
Course Objectives

The aim of the course is to give the students broad theoretical and practical skills in industrial microbiology.
This course covers the principles of various processes associated with the production and recovery of different
 bio-products derived from microorganisms. The students will be able to discuss the role of microorganisms
 in industry, as well as to carry out experiments to produce microbial metabolites.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO’s)

Knowledge and understanding:

At the end of this course the students will be able to:

    K1. Identify the different types of fermentors

    K2. Explain the various fermentation strategies and the growth kinetics of industrial microorganisms

    K3.Discuss the methods for the production of certain products (metabolites) using different microorganisms

    K4. Describe the environmental and nutritional factors affecting the production of various metabolites

    k5. Select the best conditions and optimization protocol needed for various microbial products

Intellectual abilities:

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

    I1. Evaluate the fermentation strategies studied

    I2. Deduce the results of experimental data concerning a microbial product

    I3. Differentiate between the influence of factors affecting the production of various microbial metabolites

    I4. Formulate plans for various biotechnological processes

Professional and Practical competencies:

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

    P1. Conduct experiments related to industrial microbiology and produce microbial metabolites
    P2. Solve the difficulties related to the microbial production of certain metabolites

General and Transferable Skills:

At the end of the course, students will be apple to:

      S1. Communicate ideas effectively in oral and written media

      S2. Functioning in multi-disciplinary teams.

      S3. Deal with scientific material in English.                                                

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