Skip to main content

Quantitative Microbial Biotechnology I



Course format On-site
Date 2020-09-04 - 2020-11-27
Entry level Bachelor

Course content

  • Microbial (algal) growth kinetics
  • Cultivation, fermentation and photo-bioreactors
  • Metabolism and metabolic engineering
  • Basic principles of systems and synthetic biology


Local admission, application code 9371 - master's level singular course. Admission requires a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification, with a major in biology, biotechnology or chemistry of minimum 80 ECTS.

Recommended prerequisites: One or several of following courses (or equivalent): BIO-2001 Fysiologi I, BIO-2513 Marin Biodiversitet, BIO-2601 Generell mikrobiologi, BIO-2606 Generell og marin bioteknologi, MAT-1001, MAT-1002, MAT-1003 Calculus 1,2 & 3, Linear Algebra MAT-1004

Learning outcomes


  • The course aims enable students to develop quantitative problem-solving skills in the context of different microbial biotechnology applications including marine microalgae.


  • Students will develop the ability to apply knowledge of modern biology to different biotechnology and bioengineering applications
  • They will develop the ability to independently gain technical knowledge from available scientific literature
  • The will develop their ability to communicate effectively in professional/technical settings.

General competence:

  • Gain competence that allows for a necessary understanding of the quantitative aspects of microbial cell growth, cultivation, metabolic modelling, metabolic engineering and modern practices in synthetic biology.


ISCED Categories