Course Syllabus for

Metabolic Engineering
Metabolic engineering

KMB040F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2014
Decided by: FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson
Date of establishment: 2014-03-10

General Information

Division: Applied Microbiology
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: KMB040
Teaching language: English


Based on previous student knowledge in gene technology, mathematics and microbiology, the course aims to introduce the PhD students to the field of metabolic engineering, discuss tools and strategies used in the field and give the students insight in how the technology can be used in white biotechnology.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course includes lectures and workshops on the following topics: metabolic pathways, strain engineering, material balances, metabolic control analysis, metabolic flux analysis and systems biology. Exercise sessions are performed on carbon balance, redox balance, flux analysis and metabolic control analysis. The course also includes a literature study consisting of a thorough discussion of research strategies on a specific topic within metabolic engineering.

Course Literature

Course compendium

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, exercises, self-study literature review

Examination Details

Examination formats: Oral exam, seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: MSc in Biotechnology or equivalent
Assumed prior knowledge: Background in gene technology, microbiology and biochemical engineering
Selection criteria: Background and date of application

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