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Module MV-BioVT-121-M-4

Biotransformation and Biocatalysis (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-BioVT-121-M-4 Biotransformation and Biocatalysis 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-BioVT] Bioprocess Engineering
Reference course of study [MV-88.A29-SG] M.Sc. Biological and Chemical Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V MV-BioVT-86437-K-4
Biotransformation and Biocatalysis
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-BioVT-86437-K-4]: Title: "Biotransformation and Biocatalysis"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10437 ("Biotransformation and Biotechnology")
    schriftliche (120 min.) oder mündliche (30 min.) Prüfung

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • 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


Will be announced during the event.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-BioVT-121-M-4]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MV-88.A29-SG] M.Sc. Biological and Chemical Engineering Studienschwerpunkt I [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein