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, marine, animal, and medical fields.
Maria Alexandra Núncio de Carvalho Ramos Fernandes
Weekly - 3
Total - 33
Previous attendance of the Laboratory Techniques in Biology I and II, Molecular Biology, and Molecular Genetics is required.
- 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
online or otherwise stated
Powerpoint and bibliographic references
test - 65% final grade
oral presentation + discussion of paper - 35% final grade
(compliance for frequency)
Grade > 9,5 (in both evaluation methodologies) to have frequency
Historical aspects of Microbial Biotechnology. Primary and secondary metabolic products. Microorganisms as cell factories. Expression and secretion vectors. Applications.
Biotechnology Areas of Application
Culture of animal cells. Applications in Laboratory, Biotech Industries and Pharmaceutical Industry. Therapeutic cloning and regenerative medicine.
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