Course syllabus

Metabolic engineering
Metabolic engineering

KMB040, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-12

General Information

Main field: Biotechnology.
Elective Compulsory for: MBIO2
Elective for: B4-mb, B4-pt
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


Based on previous knowledge obtained from courses particularly in gene technology, mathematics and microbiology, the course aims to introduce the students to the field of metabolic engineering, discuss tools and strategies used in the field and give the students insight in how the technology can be used in white biotechnology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Obtain skills to

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: A written examination as well as a graded laboratory report and a graded oral presentation based on a literature study.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 30
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Marie Gorwa-Grauslund,
Teacher: Ed van Niel,
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