2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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MICR 550 - Application of Microbiology & Biotechnology

Credits: 3
The rapid development of biotechnology techniques and their commercial application continues to be a major economic driver in the twenty-first century.  Biotechnology uses living cells or their enzymes to produce chemicals, biomaterials, pharmaceuticals, and energy from renewable biomass feedstocks.  This interdisciplinary course will examine theoretical and practical aspects of cell metabolism, metabolic engineering, fermentation and fermentor design, product recovery, process control, energy balances, and economics as related to several current bioprocesses.  This course will integrate principles from microbiology, biochemistry, and engineering to provide students with the skills needed to fill roles in research, operations and commercialization. Prerequisites: MICR 231.


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