COURSE UNIT TITLE

: ENZYMES IN BIOMASS CONVERSION

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
BYT 5006 ENZYMES IN BIOMASS CONVERSION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8

Offered By

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences

Level of Course Unit

Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Course Coordinator

PROFESSOR DOCTOR LEMAN TARHAN

Offered to

Ph.D. in Biotechnology
Ph.D. in Biotechnology
BIOTECHNOLOGY

Course Objective

The course will include enzyme production methods and characteristic features of certain enzymes by discussing enzymes which are of commercial significance in bioconversion processes, fuels, chemical raw materials, pulp and paper, waste processes and degradation, food processing following basic properties of enzymes. In addition, some specific alkali and thermostabile enzymes will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   Have a knowledge about and discuss the applications of various enzymes in biomass conversion,
2   Have a knowledge about and associate advanced techniques in isolation and purification of enzymes,
3   Have an updated information about ligninase, oxidative enzymes and their applications,
4   Have an updated information about glucanases, polysaccharidases and their applications,
5   Have an updated information about and discuss oligosaccharidases, isomerases their applications.

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Introduction
2 Production of Fuel, Chemical Raw Material, Pulp, Paper and Production of Enzymes Used in Anaerobic Waste Water Treatment Systems
3 Production of Thermostabile Saccharidases, Enzymes Degrading Mannan from Bacillus, Proteinase and Their Inhibitors
4 Production of Trichoderma reesei Cellulase System Having High Hydrolytic Potential via Subtilisin and Some Degrading Enzymes
5 Advanced Techniques Enzyme Isolation and Purification, Protein Recovery Processes from Biomass
6 Ligninases and Oxidative Enzymes-1
7 Ligninases and Oxidative Enzymes-2
8 Midterm exam
9 ß-Glucanases-1
10 ß-Glucanases-2
11 Glucanases and Polysaccharidases-1
12 Glucanases and Polysaccharidases-2
13 Other Polysaccharidases, Oligosaccharidases and Isomerases
14 Homework and Presentations

Recomended or Required Reading

Textbook(s): Leatham, G. F. & Himmel M. E., Enzymes in Biomass Conversion, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC 1991.
Supplementary Book(s): Himmel M. E., Baker, J. O. & Saddler, J. N., Glycosyl Hydrolases for Biomass Conversion, American Chemical Society, 2000.
Mielenz, J. R., Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Humana Press, 2008.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

1. Presentation
2. Question-answer technique
3. Homework

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTE MIDTERM EXAM
2 ASG ASSIGNMENT
3 PRS PRESENTATION
4 FIN FINAL EXAM
5 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE* 0.30 + ASG * 0.20 + PRS * 0.10 + FIN * 0.40
6 RST RESIT
7 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE* 0.30 + ASG * 0.20 + PRS * 0.10 + RST * 0.40


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

Meaningful learning of the basic concepts given in presentations, association of concepts with each other, establishing the cause-result relationships and making comments by using the information available for problems and evaluating idea generation are carried out with mid-term, final and resit exams, homework an presentations.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

Dokuz Eylul University, Science Faculty, Chemistry Department
leman.tarhan@hotmail.com

Office Hours

Wednesday 13.30-15.30

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 13 3 39
Preparation before/after weekly lectures 13 3 39
Preparing Homework and Presentations 1 35 35
Preparation for Final Exam 1 40 40
Preparation for Mid-term Exam 1 35 35
Final 1 2 2
Mid-term 1 2 2
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 192

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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