Academic Catalog

CHE517 METABOLIC ENGINEERING

Course Code: 5630517
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Chemical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. PINAR ALIK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Microorganism as a microbioreactors; Industrially important microorganisms. Influence of bioreactor operation conditions on the bioreaction networks and regulation of metabolic pathways: fermentation physiology. Principles of metabolic engineering: Determination of the metabolic bottlenecks. Metabolic control analysis. Thermodynamic analysis of cellular pathways. Pathway design.