Engineering microbiology

Course contents
- Primary and secondary metabolites
- Technically relevant properties of microorganisms
- Technical media and sterilization
- Aspects of the development of a fermentation process, scale-up
- Overview of product isolation methods
- Technically relevant fermentations: acetic acid, lactic acid, alcohol (physiology, organisms, process, products)
- Other primary metabolites
- Polymers, citrate, vitamins, fungal fruiting bodies, Yeast
- Amino acids: specificities of production (genetics, racemat separation)
- Enzymes: important examples, production, stabilization, technical applications
- Antibiotics: important examples, effects and mechanisms, resistance
- Immunosuppressives, alkaloids
- Steroids: main production processes, products