Course Information
TitleΒΙΟΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Biotechnology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID40001016

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΥΧΟ231 Introduction to Biochemistry
Learning Outcomes
Understanding of molecular biology techniques and their biomedical applications. Upon successful completion of this course, students will get insight into the instrustrial applications of Biotechnology and its contribution in day-to-day life.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Growth of microorganisms. Improving strains with commercial value. Selection and isolation of strains. Site directed mutagenesis. Principles of recombinant DNA, protein engineering. Restriction nucleases, DNA sequence analysis, Nucleic acid hybridization, DNA cloning, DNA engineering, Genetic engineering, Applications of protein engineering, Fusion proteins. Enzyme structural modification by chemical methodologies. Methods for enzyme immobilization. Enzyme binding to insoluble vectors. Intermolecular enzyme coupling. Enzyme encapsulation in liposomes or hydrophobic polymeric matrices. Properties of immobilized enzymes. Immobilization of coenzymes, polyenzymic systems and cell immobilization. Downstream processing for enzymes of industrial value.Bioreactors.Characterization of biotechnological processes. Commercial production of primary and secondary metabolites. Industrial enzymes. Utilization of cellulose-lignocellulose. Microbial recovery of metals. Biochemical electrodes.
molecular biogy, enzymes, applications
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Use of videos to understand molecular biology techniques and their biomedical applications.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written examination at the end of the semester
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιοτεχνολογία: Δ.Α. Κυριακίδης (Εκδ. Ζήτη), Θεσσαλονίκη, 2000
Additional bibliography for study
Μηχανική Βιοδιεργασιών: Βασικές ΄Εννοιες Michael L. Showler-Fickret Kargi (Μετάφραση Κέκκος-Κολίσης-Παν/κές Εκδόσεις: Ε.Μ.Π., Αθήνα,2005).
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