Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Bio2Future course "Novel carbohydrate-based materials from microbes"

The course "Novel carbohydrate-based materials from microbes" (5 ECTS) will be organized for summer 2023 (because of the situation with COVID-19, this summer school was postponed). The course is targeted to postgraduate students, post-doctoral researchers and participants from industry with interest in polysaccharide-based biomaterials and products.
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Course in brief

The course will focus on microbial polysaccharides biosynthesis and how genetic engineering can be applied for tailoring of the biosynthesis. In addition, it will explore how enzymatic activities derived from microbial polysaccharides biosynthesis can be identified and utilized in vitro in the production of polysaccharide-based products. Furthermore, necessary molecular-level analytical techniques will be discussed. In the course, examples of microbial polysaccharides as materials or as value-added products for food and health applications will be discussed.

Photo: Nina Riutta
Photos: Nina Riutta

Contact information

Responsible professor: Alexander Frey ([email protected])

Coordinator: Elaheh Sharifi ([email protected])

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