Course Information
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID180000276

Class Information
Academic Year2012 – 2013
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To introduce students to the rapidly growing in recent years "Pharmaceutical Biotechnology" to gain knowledge on the basic concepts, technologies and applications of molecular biotechnology in the production of experimental approaches using drugs, enzymes, genes, GM microorganisms and plants.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Angelos Kanellis: Introduction to molecular biotechnology; biodiagnostic technologies; applications of molecular biology and biotechnology techniques in plant physiology and genetic (molecular) improvement; bioinformatics. Genomic and metagenomic sciences. Plant tissue culture (totipotency, clonal particle variability, regeneration). Basic principles of genetic engineering of plants: applications and necessity; methods and carriers of genetic transformation of plants and transfer DNA: genetic vectors (Agrobacterium tumefaciens, Agrobacterium rhizogenes, biolistic method, immersion in a vacuum, etc). Genetically modified plants: selection of transgenic plants; production of homozygous lines and evaluation. Genetic modification of pharmaceutical plants and production of secondary metabolites and biopharmaceuticals. Production of hairy roots: applications for the production of biopharmaceuticals. Applications of functional genomics to enhance the production of known and novel secondary metabolites and biopharmaceuticals in plant cells. Molecular farming, medical molecular agriculture (vaccines and edible vaccines, antibodies, proteins, etc.). Bioethics and genetically modified plants and foods.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Laboratory Work30.1
Written assigments50.2
Student Assessment
Written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Για τις διαλέξεις του καθ. Α.Κ. Κανελλή: Βιοτεχνολογία Φυτών, Πολυδεύκης Χατζόπουλος, Εκδόσεις ΕΜΒΡΥΟ, 2001
Additional bibliography for study
Για τις διαλέξεις του καθ. Α.Κ. Κανελλή: Διαφάνειες Παραδόσεων (
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