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Quantitative Microbial Biotechnology II



Course format On-site
Date 2020-09-28 - 2020-11-27
Entry level Master

Course content

  • Microbial (algal) growth kinetics
  • Cultivation, fermentation and photo-bioreactors
  • Metabolism and metabolic engineering
  • Basic principles of systems and synthetic biology


Recommended prerequisites: One or several of following courses (or equivalent): BIO-2001 Fysiologi I, BIO-2513 Marin Biodiversitet, BIO-2601 Generell mikrobiologi, BIO-2606 Generell og marin bioteknologi, MAT-1001, MAT-1002, MAT-1003 Calculus 1,2 & 3, Linear Algebra MAT-1004.

Application procedure

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that there are registered PhD students. This group of applicants does not have to prove English proficiency and are exempt from semester fee.

Holders of a Master´s degree must upload a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. Applicants from listed countries must document proficiency in English. To find out if this applies to you see the following list:

Proficiency in English must be documented - list of countries

For more information on accepted English proficiency tests and scores, as well as exemptions from the English proficiency tests, please see the following document:

Proficiency in English - PhD level studies

Learning outcomes


  • The course aims enable students to develop quantitative problem-solving skills in the context of different microbial biotechnology applications including marine microalgae.


  • Students will develop the ability to apply knowledge of modern biology to different biotechnology and bioengineering applications
  • They will develop the ability to independently gain technical knowledge from available scientific literature
  • The will develop their ability to communicate effectively in professional/technical settings

General competence:

  • Gain competence that allows for a necessary understanding of the quantitative aspects of microbial cell growth, cultivation, metabolic modelling, metabolic engineering and modern practices in synthetic biology.


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