Course: Biopolymers in Biotechnology

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Course title Biopolymers in Biotechnology
Course code KGZB/BB
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Šíp Miroslav, doc. RNDr. DrSc.
  • Čurn Vladislav, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Relationship between structure and function - physical and chemical properties of biopolymers, biopolymers and information. Spontaneous and induced changes in the structure of biopolymers - nuclei acid damage by physical and chemical factors, targeted mutagenesis, recombinant proteins, synthetic biopolymers. Examples of the use of biopolymers - molecular recognition, detection and diagnostic methods using biopolymers, gene therapy, biochips and biosensors.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Semestral paper - 90 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide students with an overview of the properties of biopolymers resulting from their structure, especially with regards to the use of these properties in biotechnology.
The student can independently navigate in the given issue and is able to use the acquired knowledge in their scientific activities or other practice.
Prerequisites
The student is familiar with the issues within the scope of university studies and is willing to study independently.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Standard knowledge of genetics, physiology and biochemistry
Recommended literature
  • Blackburn, G. M., Gait, M. J. Nucleic acids in chemistry and biology. Oxford, IRL Press 1990, 446 s.
  • Murray, R. K. a kol. Harperova biochemie. Praha, nakladatelství a vydavatelství H&H 2002, 872 s..
  • Vodrážka, Z. Biochemie. Praha, Academia 1996, 506 s..


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