BSc programme Life Science and Technology

Delft University of Technology and Leiden University

BSc Life Science & Technology

Biotechnology

Course code: LB1512TU6 EC
(
Jack Pronk & Robert Mans)

This first-year course in the Leiden-Delft Life Science and Technology programme introduces students to basic concepts and calculations related to the use of micro-organisms in biotechnological processes. The course consists of a combination of classroom teaching and supervised exercise sessions.

Lectures are in Dutch

This course runs from February-April

Microbial Physiology

Course code: LB2763TU5 EC
(
Jack Pronk & Robert Mans)

A second year course for Life Science and Technology students, Microbial Physiology explores microbial metabolism and the role of micro-organisms in geochemical cycles and industrial processes from a quantitative, thermodynamics-inspired perspective. This course consists of a combination of classroom teaching and supervised exercise sessions

The lectures are taught in Dutch, English-language reading materials and Powerpoint slides are available. Book: Brock – Biology of Microorganisms.

This course runs from October-January

1st and 2nd year Biotechnology practicals

(IMB Staff Technicians and PhD students)

Acquiring practical skills, ranging from the handling of microorganisms, through pipetting to working with bioreactors, is essential for both Life Science and Technology and the research in our group. Not surprisingly, many PhD students and staff technicians of the IMB group supervise the 1st or 2nd year Biotechnology practicals.

Reading materials for this practical are in Dutch. Supervision English/Dutch.

MSc programme Life Science and Technology

Delft University of Technology

MSc Life Science & Technology

Cell Factory specialization

(coordinator Jack Pronk, 120 EC)

 

As profile coordinator, I provide advice to individual Cell Factory students on elective courses, research projects and internships.

Cell Factory is one of three tracks of the Delft MSc programme in Life Science and Technology.  This track focuses on understanding living cells in the context of industrial processes and on using this understanding to designing and improving (novel) applications of microorganisms. As track coordinator, Jack provides information to BSc students interested in this track and advises Cell Factory students on choices of elective courses and internships and, if desired, on career aspects. Current Cell Factory students and alumni are asked to join the LinkedIn group Cell Factory, which provides a nice overview of the career development of Cell Factory students.