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Course MV-BioVT-86437-K-4

Biotransformation and Biocatalysis (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-BioVT] Bioprocess Engineering
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Introduction (Definition of Biocatalysis/Biotransformation; History of Biocatalysis)
  • Biosynthesis, structure and mode of action of enzymes
  • Extraction and production of enzymes
  • Nomenclature and enzyme classes
  • Immobilization of enzymes
  • Kinetics of enzymatic reactions
  • Regulation & inhibition of enzymatic reactions
  • Optimization of enzymes
  • Reactors for Biocatalysis & Biotransformation
  • General applications; Co-substrate recycling
  • Industrial applications of oxidoreductases
  • Industrial applications of transferases
  • Industrial applications of hydrolases
  • Industrial applications of lyases
  • Industrial applications of isomerases
  • Industrial applications of ligases
  • Whole cell biotransformations

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students are able
  • to describe the use of isolated enzymes and whole cell systems in technical systems
  • to explain the structure and function of enzymes
  • to calculate kinetic quantities of enzymatic reactions
  • to analyze enzymatic inhibitions
  • to independently design and calculate biocatalytic processes
  • to explain immobilization procedures
  • to present and to advise on the development of a biocatalytic process


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Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-BioVT-86437-K-4]

Module Name Context
[CHE-MM-Ch_TC_VM3-M-7] Vertiefungsmodul_a: Molekulare Katalyse P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP
[MV-BioVT-121-M-4] Biotransformation and Biocatalysis P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP
[MV-BioVT-M102-M-4] Bioprocess Engineering I P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP