n.BA.BT.PrBPT1.22HS (Bioprocess Technology 1 Practical) 
Module: Bioprocess Technology 1 Practical
This information was generated on: 29 February 2024
Bioprocess Technology 1 Practical


Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2022


Study Programme Biotechnology
Regulations Applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Biotechnology degree programme
Module Type  
X Compulsory Module    Elective Module    Optional Module
Planned Semester 4th Semester
Module Coordinator Christin Peters
Telephone / E-Mail +41 (0)58 934 50 96 / christin.peters@zhaw.ch
Iris Poggendorf, Biosystems Technology Research Group and Centre for biochemical engineering and cell cultivation techniques
Entrance Requirements Simultaneous completion of (or already having completed) Bioprocess Technology 1 course of lectures
Learning Outcomes and Competencies Students will
  • become familiar with the basics of balancing and dimensioning ideal reactors;
  • understand the meaning and basic concepts for calculating biotechnologically relevant variables;
  • be able to record series of measurements of process variables, present them clearly in graphical form and describe them in the text;
  • be able to contextualise the physiological needs of an organism (a cell) and the appropriate composition of the nutrient media for biotechnological production as well as environmental processes;
  • be able to determine kinetic and stoichiometric quantities of common growth or mass transfer models;
  • be able to prepare an SOP;
  • be able to combine fundamental principles of chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology to plan and evaluate a batch experiment in a bioreactor.
Module Content Practical competence in:
  • Assembling a bioreactor
  • SIP and CIP processes
  • Work on the bioreactor in a sterile environment
  • E. coli batch for the production of a recombinant protein
  • Yeast batch (two-phase growth)
  • Cell disruption and enzyme activity
  • Evaluation and analysis of process data
  • Writing an SOP
Follow-up Modules Bioprocess Technology 2
Methods of Instruction  Practical work in the lab, both supervised and independently
Digital Resources Practicals script

Video resources on reactor construction
Lesson Structure / Workload  
 Contact Hours 60
 Guided Self-Study 1
 Independent Self-Study 29
 Total Workload 90
Classroom Attendance -
Assessment Coursework 100%
Language of Instruction  German
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Course: Bioprocess Technology 1 Practical
Bioprocess Technology 1 Practical


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