Module Overview


This module integrates and follows on from previous biotechnology and microbiology modules and will incorporate the application of biological systems in biotechnological processes ranging from food, pharmaceutical and agricultural applications.

Module Code

TFBT 4020

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Scope of Bioprocessing,

Biological basis of cell cultures for fermentation,

Expression Systems: Bacteria, Yeast, Mammalian, Insect & Plant cells,

Bioreactors: Preparation, operation, monitoring,


Products: Enzymes, biopharmaceuticals, food, chemicals, diagnostics,

Downstream Processing; Product recovery / harvesting,

Product purification,

Scale-up, Scale-down,

Regulatory and safety issues,

Case studies,

(Bio)Pharmaceutical and Food applications

​Material is presented in both lecture and tutorial format. The emphasis in the final year is on self-directed learning, therefore students will be expected to research selected topics from the subject matter list using the information resources available to them.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100