BIO/19 (GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY)
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
1st semester (01/10/2021 - 14/01/2022)
48 lesson hours
Basic knowledge of General Microbiology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology.
To offer knowledge and skills in areas of structure functioning and application of microorganisms in fermentation processes; to equip students understand the relevance of applied microbiology to healthcare, food, agriculture, and environmental protection.
Microorganisms as cell factories. Screening for productive strains and strain improvement. Production of amino acids and antibiotics: from laboratory bench to industrial production. Vaccines: traditional and recombinant vaccines; reverse vaccinology; structural vaccinology; system vaccinology; production of vaccines. Molecular diagnostics. Environmental biotechnology: bioremediation and wastewater treatment. Cultural heritage: processes of biodeterioration and methodologies of bioconservation. Microbial biosensors. Microorganisms and production of biofuels. Application of bacteriophages.
Some of the topics covered in the course are in line with the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development - Objective 3. Ensuring health and well-being for all and for all ages.
Reccomended or required readings
- Glick BR, Pasternak JJ, Patten CL. Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of
Recombinant DNA, 4th Edition. ASM Press, Washington. 2010.
- Donadio S, Marino G. Biotecnologie Microbiche. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano. 2008.
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030