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Biochemistry and Bioprocessing technology (5 cr)

Code: KC03BKPR05-3008

General information


Enrollment

19.04.2021 - 24.10.2021

Timing

25.10.2021 - 17.12.2021

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Food Processing and Biotechnology

Teachers

  • Ilmari Äijö
  • Terhi Junkkari

Responsible person

Terhi Junkkari

Scheduling groups

  • Seinäjoki (Size: 16. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Pitkämatka (Size: 16. Open UAS: 0.)

Student groups

  • MBIELI20

Education groups

  • Seinäjoki
  • Pitkämatka

Objective

Upon completion of the course, the student will
- be able to explain the structures of the most important biomolecyles (DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates)
- know their significance for living cells
- be able to use his knowledge while planning biotechnical processes and products
Upon completion of the course, the student will
- be able to explain the structures of the most important biomolecyles (DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates)
- know their significance for living cells
- be able to use his knowledge while planning biotechnical processes and products.

Content

Biochemistry:
-chemistry of living cells
- significance and structure of various biopolymers such as DNA, RNA, proteins and carbohydrates.

Biotechnology:
- Industrial microbes and cell factories
- Practical applications in bio-processing technology
- Methods and instruments used in bioreactor culturing and post-processing
- Absorption mobilisation and cell recycling techniques
- Chemostats
- Common types of bioreactors, measuring them, modeling and adjustments
- Special issues to be addressed in biotechnology, e.g. occupational safety, quality control systems, patents and ethics

Materials

Recommended or Required Reading
Clarke, Kim Gail. (2013). Bioprocess Engineering - An Introductory Engineering and Life Science Approach. Woodhead Publishing. Retrieved from
https://app.knovel.com/hotlink/toc/id:kpBEAIELS6/bioprocess-engineering/bioprocess-engineering

e-book: Jyrki Heino ja Matti Vuento (2020). Biokemia ja solubiologia. Sanoma Pro Oy.

Ilari Suominen, Kari Haajanen, Raimo Pärssinen (2012). Biogeeni - Ammatillista biokemiaa ja geenitekniikkaa. Opetushallitus. Helsinki. ISBN 978-952-13-4952-2

Aittomäki, Eerikäinen, Leisola, Ojamo, Suominen ja von Weymarn (2002). Bioprosessitekniikka. WSOY. Porvoo

Teaching methods

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, assignments, laboratory practicals

Student workload

Student's Workload
Total work load of the course: 135 h
- of which scheduled studies: 50 h
- of which autonomous studies: 85 h

Further information

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will
- be able to explain the structures of the most important biomolecyles (DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates) and understands their significance for living cells
- be able to use his knowledge while planning biotechnical processes and products
- be able to list the most important biotechnological manufacturing processes, related equipment, measurements, pre- and post-processing methods
- is able to calculate descriptive parameters describing growth, product formation and nutrient consumption

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses
Microbiology, Inorganic and orcanic chemistry

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows and understands to a basic concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to usual problems.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to different types of problems. The student is able to combine the accumulated knowledge and skills with previous experiences in the subject.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to a variety of different problems. The student has demonstrated creativity and innovation, and is able to find new meanings when applying what they have learned.

Assessment methods and criteria

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, assignments, laboratory practicals
Assessment Criteria
Satisfactory (1...2): The student knows and understands to a basic concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to usual problems.

Good (3...4): The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to different types of problems. The student is able to combine the accumulated knowledge and skills with previous experiences in the subject.

Excellent (5): The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to a variety of different problems. The student has demonstrated creativity and innovation, and is able to find new meanings when applying what they have learned.

Qualifications

Chemistry in food chain
Chemistry