Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.10.2019 - 22.11.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Tero Eerikäinen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

(I) II

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The students will be able to

1. design, carry out, analyze and report experimental procedures in wet-lab
regarding biological phenomena and bioprocesses

2. interpret certain metabolic pathways and adapt methods to analyze and
engineer those for novel products and for better efficiency

3. apply modern techniques of measurements, analysis, and control at different levels of examinations (molecular, single cell, population, reactor, process, plant)

4. master practical application of common equipment to produce and apply
biotechnical materials and compounds (cells and enzymes and their products)

5. apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills to develop processes
and products and solve typical problems related to these

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The objective of the course is to give an overall picture of fermentation in laboratory and pilot scale. The course has two laboratory works: 1) Laboratory-scale fermentation of a recombinant protein, protein purification and protein analysis. 2) Pilot scale fermentation of a sugar alcohol and downstream processing. The students will learn how to use different laboratory equipment for fermentation, downstream processing, quantification of processes, and protein purification with various analyses.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Experimentation, planning, practical implementation, reporting. Some of the topics can be integrated in working in a research group of the Department.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Total 135h = 5cr

Introductory lectures 4 h

Laboratory and other experimentation 85 h
Planning, entry test 21 h
Reporting (written and oral) 25 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-E3110 Biolab I, CHEM-E3100 Biochemistry, CHEM-E3120 Microbiology

Laboratory safety course CHEM-A1010 or CHEM-E0140 (or, alternatively, occupational safety section, which has been taught courses CHEM-A1000 or CHEM-E0100 before the academic year 2017-2018) must be completed before starting the laboratory work.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is graded 1 – 5. There are 100 points divided in the course in the following areas

  • Activity and attendance in the laboratory 30
  • Laboratory work diary 15
  • Reports 30
  • Seminar presentation 10
  • Entry exam 15

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi not later than in week 41. Materials are given and groups are divided in week 42.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Only available for students majoring in Biotechnology, not available as an elective for other majors.


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