BCHE 8980 - Microbial Physiology and Bioprocess Engineering

Fall Semester 2016

Course Instructor

Dr. Mark A. Eiteman
408 Driftmier

Meeting Time

Starting September 14, 2016
Through November 9, 2016 (?)
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. ish
Room 101 Driftmier

Description of course

This lecture-based 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. Although E. coli will be used as the principal example, some discussion will be on other species.

Section A
Section B

AssignmentsDue Date
Problem 1Sept. 21, 2016
  • Jantama et al. 2008
  • Problem 2Sept. 21, 2016
    Reading/Writing Assignment #1Sept. 28, 2016
  • Martinez et al. 2008
  • Centeno-Leija et al. 2013
  • Centeno-Leija et al. 2014
  • Problem 3Oct. 5, 2016
    Problem 4Oct. 12, 2016
    ProjectNov. 9, 2016

    Solution for Problem E1
    Solution for Problem E2
    Solution for Problem E3
    Solution for Problem E4 - set-up
    Solution for Problem E4 - Figure of C1 enriched
    Solution for Problem E4 - Figure of C2 enriched
    Solution for Problem E4 - MATLAB program
    Solution for Problem E4 - Excel Output from program

    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