MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGIES

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Code
90593
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10723 MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY (LM-75) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/11
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY)
semester
2° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The biodiversity of the sea is a heritage to be preserved, but it is also an important source of inspiration for modern biotechnologies and nanotechnologies. New drugs, new materials and new processes can derive from the targeted application of knowledge deriving from the study of marine biodiversity.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main applications in biotechnology and nanotechnology deriving from the biomolecular and structural study of marine organisms.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquisition of knowledge and skills related to the main approaches of modern biotechnologies applied to marine organisms. Examples taken from the marine ecosystem as a model for obtaining biotechnological and nanotechnological products or processes.

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology

 

 

TEACHING METHODS

seminars and lessons, educational visits and a laboratory experience

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Modern biotechnologies, plant and animal biotechnologies

Marine mushrooms

Cellulose, carrageenan, polymers

MUDS project

Biomass production from seaweed in plants, sectors of algae use, biotechnology transformation techniques for algae

Agrobacterium-mediated algae transformation techniques, agrobacteriu use techniques in algae

Management techniques of non-photosynthetic microorganisms


Nature as a model. Nanotechnology concepts

Production techniques of heterologous proteins

Bioactive compounds from the sea

Kindly modified organisms. GM fish
Dinoflagellates and toxins

Tetrodotoxin, byssus and glues, biotechnological patents

Collagens and materials obtained from fish waste

No. 2 educational outings

1 laboratory activity credit on one of the themes of the program

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

seminars and lessons, educational visits and a laboratory experience

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The evaluation of the acquired knowledge and competences will be carried out through the request to discuss orally at least a couple of topics of the program. The final vote will also take into account the results of the practical activities envisaged by the program (max two additional points)

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/01/2022 14:15 GENOVA Orale
10/02/2022 14:15 GENOVA Orale
21/06/2022 14:15 GENOVA Orale
07/07/2022 14:15 GENOVA Orale
27/07/2022 14:15 GENOVA Orale
13/09/2022 14:15 GENOVA Orale