SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY BIOTECHNOLOGIES

Chimica SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY BIOTECHNOLOGIES

0522300044
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY "ADOLFO ZAMBELLI"
EQF7
CHEMISTRY
2022/2023

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
540LESSONS
112LAB
ExamDate
APPELLO FEBBRAIO21/02/2023 - 10:00
Objectives
THE AIM OF THIS COURSE IS TO GIVE STUDENTS A DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF THE RELATIONSHIPS EXISTING BETWEEN PHYSIOLOGY
OF MICROORGANISMS USED IN INDUSTRY AND THE DESIGN OF BIOTRANSFORMATION PROCESSES.
Prerequisites
STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO HAVE A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES AND OF THE METABOLIC PROCESSES TYPICAL OF ANIMAL CELLS

Contents
THE TEACHING WILL THEREFORE BE FOCUSED ON THE DESCRIPTION OF MICROBIAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND HOW IT CAN BE
EXPLOITED IN PRODUCTION PROCESSES BASED ON THE USE OF LIVE MICROORGANISMS OR PURIFIED ENZYMES. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE,
SOME WELL-CHARACTERIZED AND WIDELY USED PROCESSES WILL BE STUDIED, SUCH AS THE PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL (WINE,
BEER) AND LACTIC ACID IN THE DAIRY INDUSTRY; IN THIS WAY IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO IDENTIFY THE CRITICAL PARAMETERS OF THE
PROCESS, IN TERMS OF REACTION CONDITIONS, MICROBIAL VIABILITY AND ENZYMATIC EFFICIENCY.
MAIN SKILLS THAT THE STUDENT WILL ACQUIRE:
KNOWLEDGE OF THE MOLECULAR MECHANISMS UNDERLYING THE ACTIVITY OF THE MAIN ENZYMES OF INDUSTRIAL INTEREST
ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND SOLVE PROBLEMS CONCERNING ENZYMATIC KINETICS. DETERMINATION OF CONSTANTS
KINETICS OF ENZYMATIC AND MICROBIAL REACTIONS.
ABILITY TO DETERMINE THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE MICROBIAL AND ENZYMATIC ACTIVITY, EVALUATING THE LIMITING FACTORS AND NEEDS
METABOLITES OF MICROORGANISMS USED IN PRODUCTION PROCESSES.
ACQUISITION OF THE TYPICAL TERMINOLOGY OF INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY.
INTEGRATION OF THE KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED DURING THE COURSE WITH THOSE OF OTHER FIELDS AND THROUGH PRIMARY LITERATURE.

Teaching Methods
LECTURES, LABORATORY EXERCISES AND SEMINARS

Verification of learning
ORAL EXAMINATION
Texts
ANY TEXT ON INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY
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COURSE MATERIAL AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE
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