BCHE 8210 - Fermentation Engineering Laboratory (Microbial Physiology and Bioprocess Engineering)


Spring Semester 2023

Course Instructor

Dr. Mark A. Eiteman
542-0833
021 Riverbend South
eiteman@engr.uga.edu
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Meeting Times

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1:50 - 2:40
1314 Driftmier
Throughout the semester 4 labs will be scheduled. These will vary in their length and schedule. One will be a three hour block, a second will involve each student coming in for a brief time during the day, etc.

Proposed:
Monday, Wednesday
1:50 - 3:05
1314 Driftmier
Throughout the semester 4 labs will be scheduled. These will vary in their length and schedule. One will be a three hour block, a second will involve each student coming in for a brief time during the day, etc.

Description of course

This lab/lecture discussion course will cover microbial cell physiology and bioreactor operational modes (i.e., batch, fed-batch, chemostat). How do microbes behave under different conditions? How do cells modify their behavior in response to certain example gene knockouts? How does one quantify microbial behavior? The course will also assist students in designing microbial fermentation experiments and interpreting results. The focus will be bacteria. Although E. coli will be used as the principal example, some discussion will be on other species.

Detailed syllabus

Notes
Section A
Section B

AssignmentsDue Date
Problem #1Friday, Jan 20
Problem #2Friday, Jan 20
  • Jantama et al. 2008
  • Problem #3Monday, Jan 30
  • Wang et al. 2018
  • Problem #5Monday, Feb 6
    Problem #6TBA
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    Critique #1Monday, Feb 6
  • Martinez et al. 2008
  • Centeno-Leija et al. 2013
  • Centeno-Leija et al. 2014
  • Critique #2TBA
  • Wang et al. 2019
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    LectureTBA
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    Lab #1Report Due: Monday, Feb 20
  • Lab #1 Record
  • Lab #2TBA
  • Lab #2 Record
  • Lab #2 Medium
  • Lab #3TBA
    Lab #4TBA
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    Final ProjectsWhen?
    Business Pitch

    Solutions
    Solution Problem 1
    Solution Problem 2

    Some Useful Enzyme Links
    Brenda
    Enzyme Nomenclature
    GenomeNet

    MATLAB Examples
    Example 1
    Example 2
    Example 3 - while loop
    Example 4a - for loop
    Example 4b - for loop with excel output
    The Excel output from Example 4b