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Industrial Microbiology BISC 839 (3)

This course introduces students to the use of micro-organisms in biotechnology, e.g. in the environmental, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The lectures will cover the unique physiology and biochemistry of industrial micro-organisms as well as discussing their use in various processes including industrial fermentation, bioremediation, chemical synthesis and protein production (e.g. vaccines) by recombinant organisms. Prerequisite: A second or third year undergraduate microbiology course.