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CODE 90593
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/11
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
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)

SONIA SCARFI'

MARINA POZZOLINI (President Substitute)

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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
22/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
02/02/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
23/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
21/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
26/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
19/09/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale