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General information:
Name:
Biotechnology
Course of study:
2017/2018
Code:
STC-2-202-CF-s
Faculty of:
Energy and Fuels
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy
Field of study:
Chemical Technology
Semester:
2
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Jodłowski Grzegorz (jodlowsk@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr inż. Jodłowski Grzegorz (jodlowsk@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Student can demonstrate her/his ability to seek new information and update her/his professional and personal competence in biotechnology. TC2A_K01 Report
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to prepare experiment related to biotechnology use in industry, especially in energy sector as an individual work or team labour TC2A_U02 Report
Knowledge
M_W001 Student is able to explain basic notions in biotechnology TC2A_W01 Report
M_W002 Student is able to define application of biotechnology for technological processes and renewable fuels production and processing TC2A_W06 Report
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
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E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Student can demonstrate her/his ability to seek new information and update her/his professional and personal competence in biotechnology. + - - - - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to prepare experiment related to biotechnology use in industry, especially in energy sector as an individual work or team labour - - + - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student is able to explain basic notions in biotechnology + - + - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student is able to define application of biotechnology for technological processes and renewable fuels production and processing + - + - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

The aim of the subject is to acquire a fundamental knowledge on the biotechnology issues
with special stress on the application of biotechnology in fuel processing and production or
environmental protection. Students are introduced to the biochemistry and microbiology.
They obtain the basic knowledge on bioreactors, fermenters and other equipment used in
bioprocessing. Lectures content: Introduction
to biotechnology; historical background, applications, biotechnology in power production and
environmental protection. The methods of development of a biotechnology process e.g.
modernization, innovation, investigation, implementation, and optimization. Screening and
improvement of bioprocess, metabolism and metabolites, industrial microorganisms
biocatalysts and enzymes also will be considered. The terms of bioprocess: carrying;
bioreactors, strains of microorganisms and raw material choice. Septic safetys are other
subjects to be discussed. Selected bioprocesses in energy sector.
Introduction to biotechnology; historical background, applications, biotechnology in power production and
environmental protection. The methods of development of a biotechnology process: modernization, innovation,
investigation, implementation, and optimization. Screening and improvement of bioprocess. Metabolism and
metabolites. Industrial microorganisms. The terms of bioprocess: carrying; bioreactors, strains of
microorganisms and raw material choice. Biocatalysis and enzymes. Septic safety. Selected bioprocesses in
energy sector. During the lecture, the professor presents the actual data from the selected biotechnology process and then along with the students during the discussion discusses the possibilities of improving the process or solving a problem that occurs during such processes.

Laboratory classes:

Laboratory experiments in concentration in following topics: Fundamentals of biotechnology. The preparation of biomaterials (half-products):
alcohols, polymers etc., energy media production (e.g. methane, methanol), Biomaterials
conversion for energy production (e.g. MTBE bioethanol, alga-fuel and biomass-hydrogen
systems). Biotechnology in environmental protection: wastewater treatment; bio-filters, active
sludge, wastes bio-utilization, biosynthesis, basics of bio-catalysis, biogas production issues,
GMO issues and bio-indicators. Bioethanol – fermentation and purification, biogas – production with using common available
substrates, screening – planting of the yeast, microscopic control of microbiologic growth,
biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), starch – isolation from
raw material and properties, bio-stabilization and disinfection

After this course the student should have the knowledge of the following subjects:
 overall nomenclature and classification of living organisms;
 fundamentals of cell structure and functions;
 DNA, RNA and chosen nucleotides – structure and function;
 fundamentals of genetics and genomics;
 metabolism and metabolites – how it works;
 basics of Krebs and Calvin cycles;
 processes of respiration, aerobic and anaerobic fermentation;
 chosen applications of bioprocesses (use of different starting materials problems,
microorganisms, technological regimes, after treatment): alcohol fermentation, biogas
production, lactic acid fabrication, antibiotics and vaccines production,
bioremediation, waste water treatment; rules of the bioprocess optimization.
After each laboratory experiment student prepare raportin groups max 2 person for each group and in conclusion of report students assessment results of experiment regarding to economic social technical way. Laboratories allow students to generate new ideas related to the improvement of many biotechnological processes and a completely different approach to many laboratory methods.
When doing experiments, students use the knowledge gained during the course of study as well as the knowledge transferred from the lectures.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 58 h
Module ECTS credits 2 ECTS
Participation in lectures 14 h
Participation in laboratory classes 14 h
Examination or Final test 2 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 15 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 13 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Grading:
Grading formula: FG=PMWFftest*PMGftest+ PMWFlab*PMGlab
Where:
• FG-final grade
• PMWFftest – Final test weighting factor – 0,5
• PMGstest – Grade of achieved LOs relevant to final test
• PMWFlab – Laboratory part weighting factor – 0,5
• PMGlab – Grade of achieved LOs relevant to laboratory part

All LO weighting factors associated with part of the module (PM) equal 1.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Prerequisites and additional requirements not specified

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

T.Srinivas “Environmental Biotechnology”, New Age International (P) Ltd. 2008
Khan „Basic Concepts of Biotechnology”, Ukaz Publications 2006
C. Ratledge „Basic Biotechnology”, Cambridge University Press 2006
D. M. Mousdale „Biofuels Biotechnology Chemistry and Sustainable Development”, CRC Press Inc. 2008
G. Najafpour „Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology”, Elsevier Science Publishers 2006
http://www.iea.org/publications/free_all.asp
http://www.iea.org/publications/free_all_papers.asp

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

“Serwatka jako substrat do otrzymywania biogazu w procesie fermentacji metanowej” , Przemysław J. Jodłowski, Grzegorz S. JODŁOWSKI, Materiały Krakowskiej Konferencji Młodych Uczonych 2008 : Kraków, 25–27 września 2008 / Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie, Grupa Naukowa Pro Futuro. — Kraków : Fundacja Studentów i Absolwentów Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej Academica, GN Pro Futuro, 2008, s. 93–97.
“Effect of the potato starch hydrolysis on the biogas yield”, Maciej Ćwiżewicz, Piotr Drużkowski, Grzegorz S. JODŁOWSKI, IX Krakow conference of young scientists 2014 : Krakow, October 2–4, 2014 : book of abstracts, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Grupa Naukowa Pro Futuro. — Krakow : Agencja Reklamowo-Wydawnicza ”OSTOJA” 2014, s. 21–36.
“Pozyskiwanie biowodoru w procesie fermentacji metanowej” Biohydrogen production under methane fermentation, Grzegorz S. JODŁOWSKI, Mariusz Pieńkowski, Marta WÓJCIK, TYGIEL 2016 : interdyscyplinarność kluczem do rozwoju : VIII interdyscyplinarna konferencja naukowa : [Lublin, 12–13 marca 2016 r.] : abstrakty / red. Kamil Maciąg, Monika Olszówka, Krzysztof Bałękowski. — Lublin : Fundacja na rzecz promocji nauki i rozwoju TYGIEL, 2016, s. 111

Additional information:

The overall assessment consist of two steps:
1. Assessment of fulfilling of module learning outcomes and OLOs.
2. Assessment and grading of the quality of students work.
EIT OLOs assessed in the industrial internship:
• Making value judgments and sustainability competencies (EIT OLO 1)
• Creativity skills and competencies (EIT OLO 3)
• Research skills and competencies (EIT OLO 5)
• Intellectual transforming skills and competencies (EIT OLO 6)
• Leadership skills and competencies (EIT OLO 7)
The Method of assessments indicated in point escription of learning outcomes for modulen icludes assessment of learning outcomes and OLOs