Description: Filamentous fungi are versatile biochemical factories naturally producing a wide range of bioactive products of considerable pharmaceutical and commercial interest. They are the backbone for production of many products such as enzymes, antibiotics, and biochemicals. However, fungal biotechnology still has not taken full advantage of the last 10 years development within genetic engineering such as pathway engineering and cloning which has been exploited to a much higher potential in prokaryotic species and yeast. Several fungal strains from the genera Aspergillus and Trichoderma are currently used in the industry as cell factories especially for enzyme production, but the use of these cell factories for other applications is limited and mainly at the level of scientific trial. The newest developments in fungal molecular biology may pave the way for taking fungal biotechnology into a new level.
The aim of the course is to give a detailed description of different technologies in fungal biotechnology. The course will deal with the following topics: genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, development of fungal cell factories, metabolic engineering, cloning techniques, transformation techniques, fermentation techniques.
The format of the course is keynote lectures, lectures and oral presentations by the PhD students.

Organizer: Associate Professor Mette Lübeck, E-mail

Lecturers: Peter Stephensen Lübeck, Birgitte K. Ahring, Annette Sørensen, Henriette Giese, Uffe H. Mortensen (DTU), National and international experts from industry and academia


Time: 18-22 August, 2014

Place: Section for Sustainable Biotechnology, Aalborg University Copenhagen, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15

Zip code: 2450

City: Copenhagen SV

Number of seats:

Deadline: 28 July, 2014