Coursebooks 2016-2017

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Introduction to cellular and molecular biotechnology

BIOENG-430

Lecturer(s) :

Zufferey Romain

Language:

English

Summary

The course presents comparatively several topics at the interface between bioengineering and chemical engineering. Special emphasis is put on biocatalysis to reduce both the costs and the environmental impact of production processes.

Content

This lecture reviews the various facets of contemporary biotechnology. Numerous examples of applications related to medicine, the pharma industry, agriculture, and environmental issues will be presented. The molecular and cellular biology underlying these applications will be explained. Several practical examples will be discussed : the development and use of biocatalysts to reduce the environmental impact of production processes will be discussed in depth.

Keywords

Biotechnology, gene expression, trasngenesis, biocatalysis, green chemistry.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures.

Expected student activities

In addition to attendance to the lectures, two weekly hours of personnal work are expected.

Assessment methods

Written exam.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Chapters from books available at the EPFL librairy will be recomanded for motivated students.

Notes/Handbook

The lectures slides will be available on the Moodle site.

Moodle Link

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German