POLYMERS FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
Stampa
Enrollment year
2020/2021
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
CHIM/06 (ORGANIC CHEMISTRY)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
Course
ADVANCED BIOTECHNOLOGY
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Year of study
Period
1st semester (01/10/2021 - 14/01/2022)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
48 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
ORAL TEST
Teacher
PASINI DARIO (titolare) - 6 ECTS
Prerequisites
None at the MSc level
Learning outcomes
The course aims at introducing the students to the chemistry of macromolecules, and to deal with advanced aspects, regarding both synthesis and applications, of natural and artificial macromolecules, particularly as nanostructured materials for biotechnologies.
Course contents
The course will initially focus on the classification and presentation of the different classes of macromolecules, and on the differences between the main polymerization methods (polycondensation and polyaddition). The main methods of analysis and characterization of polymers will be discussed. The main techniques for controlled polymerization will be also presented, with focus on controlled free radical polymerization. Modern bioconjugation strategies for the formation of polymer/protein hybrids for biotechnological applications will be presented. The chemical derivatization of microbial polymers for biomedical applications will be discussed.
Teaching methods
Lectures
Reccomended or required readings
Slides and other didactic material presented at letctures
Assessment methods
ORal exam
Further information
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030
The program deals with topics related to two of the goals of the 2030 agenda on sustainability:
GOAL 7: AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

GOAL 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
The goals