University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

BIOPRENG 7060 - Principles of Biopharmaceutical Engineering

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Exams, assessments, in-class quiz

The objective of the course will be to introduce fundamental and technological principles applied in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. It covers the topics of recombinant DNA technology and its application in therapeutic protein production; protein engineering of understanding of protein folding and recognition for protein design principles; mass and energy balance in biological systems; fermentation kinetics and stoichiometry for growth and product formation; principles of bioprocess scale-up and technology transfer. In the end of the course, students will be able to 1) Understand the method by which living cells are engineered to produce complex therapeutic proteins; 2) Explore the way in which reactors are designed to support the growth of living cells that produce a target therapeutic; 3) Learn how protein therapeutics are purified and how previous manufacturing steps inform how this is performed.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 05/08/2024 Wed 14/08/2024 Fri 13/09/2024 Fri 25/10/2024

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22371 TU01 30 29 23 Jul - 10 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Engineering Nth, N218, Teaching Room
1 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Engineering Nth, N218, Teaching Room
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28726 LEC0 10 9 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.