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INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
Course unit
CHEMICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
SCN1037553, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
SC1731, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CHEMICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
Website of the academic structure http://biotecnologie.scienze.unipd.it/2016/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Biology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/biologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-SC1731-000ZZ-2016-SCN1037553-N0
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANDREA CALDERAN

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry 1.0
Core courses CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry 5.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 1.0 16 9.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2016
End of activities 20/01/2017

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 BIOTECNOLOGIE CHIMICHE 2017/2018 01/10/2017 25/11/2018 CALDERAN ANDREA (Presidente)
BATTISTUTTA ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
MAMMI STEFANO (Supplente)
5 BIOTECNOLOGIE CHIMICHE 2016-2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 CALDERAN ANDREA (Presidente)
BATTISTUTTA ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
MAMMI STEFANO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None.
Target skills and knowledge: The course covers the contribution of chemistry to the production of molecules of biotechnological interest in different industrial fields. Both general topics and specific applications in manufacturing sectors will be discussed. The laboratory experiments will show some examples of the processes discussed in the classroom. The course will be enriched by some witnesses from industry.
Examination methods: Written.
The examination will focus on the topics covered in the course. The assessment of the laboratory activities (analytical results and reports of experiments) will also contribute to the final grade.
Assessment criteria: The acquisition of the knowledge and of the abilities described above will be evaluated.
Course unit contents: - Biotranformations: production and optimization of enzymes and their use in industrial processes.
- The peptide bond: chemical synthesis of peptides. Examples of biotechnological synthesis of peptides.
- Biotechnological production of amino acids (Glu, Lys, Thr, Phe, Trp, Met, Asp...)
- Biotechnological production of "fine chemicals": organic acids (citric, gluconic, itaconic, lactic, ascorbic ...) and their use.
- Renewable and of low environmental impact polymeric biomaterials: properties, production, applications, decomposition. Natural and modified polysaccharides, polyesters (PLA, PHA) blends with polymer of fossil origin.
- Food and beverage biotechnology: examples of modern applications of fermentation for the enrichment of foods with vitamins, molecules with antioxidant properties (lycopene…), probiotics, peptides with antifungal activity. Biotechnological production of vitamins ( B12, B2, B9, K).
- Biosensors: working principle of biosensors for medical, food and environmental applications.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures and laboratory experiments.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Handouts and students' notes.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)