ChE-436 / 3 credits

Teacher: Pick Horst

Language: English


Summary

The course focuses on the development and application of biotechnology-based approaches to human diseases. It provides current information on the engineering and pharmaceutical production of highly specific therapeutic proteins, vaccines, and other important €œbiologicals€ at an industrial scale.

Content

Keywords

Infectious diseases, diseases of modern civilization, vaccines, antibiotics, monoclonal antibodies, immunology, therapeutic proteins, protein engineering, bacterial and mammalian cell culture, cell line engineering, immortalized cells, large-scale production, bioreactor, downstream processes, biosimilars, regulatory issues, patent law

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define approaches in pharmaceutical biotechnology to fight human diseases
  • Describe the basics of bacterial and mammalian cell culture
  • Define strategies for the industrial production of therapeutic proteins
  • Compare suitable cell systems for the production of a desired therapeutic protein
  • Describe strategies for engineering cells for the production of recombinant proteins
  • Specify essential steps to obtain market approval for a therapeutic protein
  • Specify possible issues in copying complicated pharmaceutical proteins
  • Discuss fields of intellectual property protection and steps to filing a patent in pharmaceutical biotechnology
  • Realize that the biology of an organism determines the way how it can be used for production processes

Prerequisite for

The course is recommended to provide the theoretical background for the practial course "Biotechnology lab" where students learn to produce, purify, and characterize therapeutic proteins out of bacterial or mammalian cell culture. 

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Pharmaceutical biotechnology
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Pharmaceutical biotechnology
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Pharmaceutical biotechnology
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16   CHB330 
16-17    
17-18   CHB330 
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Thursday, 15h - 17h: Lecture CHB330

Thursday, 17h - 18h: Exercise, TP CHB330