Biotechnology

Objectives

The aim of curricular unit is to provide basic knowledge, competencies and skills in Biotechnology. This course provides an overview of biotechnology in the microbial, animal, and medical fields.

General characterization

Code

12030

Credits

3.0

Responsible teacher

Maria Alexandra Núncio de Carvalho Ramos Fernandes

Hours

Weekly - 3

Total - 18

Teaching language

Português

Prerequisites

Previous attendance of the Laboratory Techniques in Biology I and II, Molecular Biology, and Molecular Genetics is required.

Bibliography

Books:

- Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA. 2017. Jack J.Pasternak and Cheryl L Patten. ASM Press,USA.

- Biotecnologia: Fundamentos e aplicações. 2003. N. Lima e M. Mota (Editores). Lidel.

Several scientific papers

Teaching method

Available soon

Evaluation method

Available soon

Subject matter

Microbial Biotechnology

Historical aspects of Microbial Biotechnology. Primary and secondary metabolic products. Microorganisms as cell factories.  Expression and secretion vectors. Applications.

Biotechnology Areas of Application

Enzymes: production technologies and their industrial applications.

Animal Cells

Culture of animal cells. Applications in Laboratory, Biotech Industries and Pharmaceutical Industry. Therapeutic cloning and regenerative medicine.

Programs

Programs where the course is taught: