The topics covered during the course aim to provide students with the tools necessary to understand the role of microorganisms in different fields of study and biotechnology application. It should also be able to address issues related to the production of recombinant proteins.
In particular, the student should be able to:
- Apply the principles of large-scale fermentation technologies
- Apply the most appropriate biotechnological strategies to obtain microbial strains for the production, by fermentation, of primary and secondary metabolites and biomass highlighting the genetic and genetic engineering interventions aimed at improving the production process.
- Define and describe the main molecular methodologies and the most suitable experimental approach for the production of recombinant proteins in prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, insect and animal cells.