INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 327 General Biotechnology and Biosafety Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
5 93

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Şenol Doğan, Assist. Prof. Dr. Senol Dogan Serkan DOĞAN, Assist. Prof. Dr.
senol.dogan@ibu.edu.ba senol.dogan@ibu.edu.ba no email

Biotechnology is a rapidly evolving field today. This course covers the basic definitions essential for understanding biotechnology and introduces the student to its main applications in different industries and scientific fields. At the beginning of the course, students review basic knowledge from macromolecules and get acquainted with the development of vectors, usually used vectors and cloning, as well as the transfer of genes to bacteria, plants, and animals. Microbial biotechnology is very important in industry and the students will be introduced to microbial growth curve and fermentation processes and the concept and function of bioreactors. The second part of the course is more focused on plant biotechnology, its methodology and application, and GMO. At the end of the course, students should discuss the basic concepts of ethic

COURSE OBJECTIVE

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to biotechnology, basic definitions, application in agriculture, medicine, pharmaceutical companies
  2. Macromolecules
  3. Vectors, development of vectors, cloning
  4. Transfer of genes to bacteria, plants, and animals
  5. Introduction to use of bacteria in biotechnology. Microbial fermentation
  6. Bioreactors
  7. Yeast biotechnology
  8. MID-TERM
  9. Plant tissue culture
  10. Methods in plant biotechnology: Amplification of DNA by PCR, gene transfer technology, vectors, sterilization of plant tissues, methods of micro-propagation, marker-assisted selection
  11. Applications of plant genetic engineering: Crop improvement, herbicide resistance, insect resistance, virus resistance, plants as bioreactors
  12. Genetic modification in agriculture: Transgenic plants, genetically modified foods, application, future applications, and ecological impact of transgenic plants
  13. Genetic modification in food industry: Background, history, controversies over risks, application, future directions
  14. Bioremediation
  15. Bioethics

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Quiz310
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Laboratory120
    Attendance110
    Final Exam140
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Introduction to basic principles in biotechnology
    • Designing a gene cloning and fermentation experiment
    • Discussing scientific papers on the field.
    • Designing and controlling an industrial biotechnological process.
    TEXTBOOK(S)

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15230
      Midterm Examination (1 week)122
      Final Examination(1 week)122
      Preparation for Midterm Examination11414
      Preparation for Final Examination11515
      Assignment / Homework/ Project 140
      Seminar / Presentation 180
      Total Workload: 93
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 4