BIOTECHNOLOGY - BIOLOGICAL ASSAYS

(Elective / Teaching hours per week: 4 /  /Assessment: final exam at the end of each term or September/ Credits: 4)

Teachers: 

Prof. Ioanna Chinou (ichinou@pharm.uoa.gr)
Assist. Prof. Nikolas Fokialakis (fokialakis@pharm.uoa.gr )

Topics:

    • Introduction in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    • Biotechnology and bioethics (international treaties and agreements)
    • Biotechnology of microorganisms (principles of genetic engineering, bioreactors, etc)
    • Biotechnology in plants ( genes’ manipulation, Agrobacteriumas elicitor, transgenic plants, tissue cultures and cell cultures)
    • Cultures of animal cells (Basic principles)
    • Cloning genes in bacteria and eukaryotic cells 
    • Applications of biotechnology  in pharmaceutical sciences (aminoacids, enzymes,   secondary metabolites, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies etc)
    • Introduction to genomics and other “-omics” sciences
    • Gene therapy and epigenetic therapy
    • Personalized medicine