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MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGIES

CODE 90593
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 10723 BIOLOGIA ED ECOLOGIA MARINA (LM-75) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 10723 BIOLOGIA ED ECOLOGIA MARINA (LM-6) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/11
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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

    Exam Board

    MARCO GIOVINE (President)

    MARINA POZZOLINI

    SONIA SCARFI'

    LESSONS

    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
    17/01/2023 14:15 GENOVA Orale
    10/02/2023 14:15 GENOVA Orale
    21/06/2023 14:15 GENOVA Orale
    06/07/2023 14:15 GENOVA Orale
    27/07/2023 14:15 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2023 14:15 GENOVA Orale