Biotechnological production of algae and their metabolites

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ECTS points:


Course Description

In this course during lectures PhD students will acquire knowledge of algae classification, phototrophic and heterotrophic cultivation of algae, formulation of media for both cultivation types, different cultivation modes, types of bioreactors for phototrophic and heterotrophic cultivations, production of biomass and different products of algae metabolism (e.g. paramylon, vitamin E etc.), downstream processes and use of biomass and metabolic products of algae. At the end of lectures PhD students will prepare written seminar from one lectures unit.


Lectures: 14 hours

Seminars: 9 hours

Description of course requirements:

Preparation and defense of written seminar and oral exam


Richmond A. Handbook of Microalgal Culture: Biotechnology and Applied Phycology", Blackwell Synergy, Oxford (USA), 2004.

Barsanti L., Gualtieri P. Algae : Anatomy, Biochemistry and Biotechnology,

CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton (USA), 2006

Borowitzka M. A., Moheimani N. R. Algae for Biofuels and Energy, Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht (NL), 2013

Moheimani N.R., McHenry M.P., de Boer K., Bahri P. Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae Advances in Engineering and Biology, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, Cham (CH), 2015