Educational courses, that are teaching at the Department of Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology

  • Annotations of disciplines: Bachelor’s level

    BIOLOGY of PRODUCERS

    5,5 credits Bachelor’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The course contents include the studying of the protozoa status among other living organisms, the principles of their taxonomy, the features of biology and ecology of individual protozoa group. During the course students are introduced to the origin and phylogenetic relationships of the main groups of protozoa; their origin and phylogenetic relationships of main protozoa group; disclosure of the importance of protozoa in the nature and practical human activity; developing skills for the collection, cultivation and identification of unicellular organisms. Students in the course can identify and analyze the results of the living organism interaction at different levels of the organization, their role in biosphere processes and ways of use in different fields of economy, biotechnology, medicine and environmental protection. Topics of the course are discussed in forms of seminars and journal clubs.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 4 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1,5 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS BIOLOGICAL PRODUCERS

    5,5 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Біологія продуцентів
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Bachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology, Protozoology.
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in General Biotechnology, Zoology.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    PROKARYOTE BIOLOGY

    3 credits Bachelor’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The course contents include the study of the prokaryote status among other living organisms, principles of systematics and taxonomy of microorganisms, improving knowledge on chemistry and macromolecular organization of prokaryotic cells (bacterial and archaeal); peculiarities of metabolism depending of systematic position and live conditions; consideration of the issues of prokaryote systematics; significance of certain groups of microorganisms in nature and human practical activity, their role in pathology of humans, animals and plants. During the course, students' knowledge of the features of individual prokaryotic groups and modern methods for microorganism identification is deepened. Students will be able to plan and perform the experiment, to process its result, to correctly interpret the experiment results, to make correct conclusions and prove their validity, to carry out public defense of scientific work. Topics of the course are discussed in forms of seminars and journal clubs.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS PROKARYOTE BIOLOGY

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Біологія прокаріотів
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Bachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Biology, Microbiology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished course of Microbiology.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS

    3 credits Bachelor’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The course contents include characterization of pathogenic properties of bacteria that cause human infectious diseases, as well as modern methods of their diagnosis and specific prevention. During the course, students deepen their knowledge of the biology of human pathogens, the modern identification principles of pathogenic and opportunistic bacteria and fungi; at the molecular level are introduced to the interaction mechanisms of pathogens with host organism cells. The focus of the course is to analyze and compare the features of pathogen-induced processes in order to open up opportunities to prevent their spread and develop prevention methods. Topics of the course are discussed in forms of seminars and journal clubs.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS 

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Мікроорганізми – збудники захворювань
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Bachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Microbiology, Molecular Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course

    BIOTECHNOLOGY OF CELLS AND TISSUES

    3 credits Bachelor’s level Spring Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The subject of study of the discipline is to acquaint students with modern scientific ideas about the technologies of cell and tissue cultivation, production of biologically active substances and tissue preparations by biological agents using scientific and engineering methods; acquaintance with the classification, functioning, sources and modern methods of obtaining stem cells, monoclonal antibodies used in various fields of biotechnology and medicine; mastering the main methods of obtaining cell populations in vitro. The discipline deals with the basic technologies used in various fields of biotechnology and medicine.

    The course includes one part:

    • Theory - 3 ECTS-credits

    SYLLABUS BIOTECHNOLOGY OF CELLS AND TISSUES

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Біотехнологія клітин та тканин
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Вachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology and bioengineering
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Genetics, Biochemistry, Рhysiology, Biology Сell, Molecular Biology.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    IMMUNOLOGY

    3 credits Bachelor’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The subject of study is the modern scientific understanding of the structure and function of the immune system, its role in the general biological processes; immunity as a major function of the immune system, aimed at maintaining genetic homeostasis; general patterns of evolutionary development of protective mechanisms in animals; structural organization of the immune system; immune functions of cells of an organism in protection against pathogens of different origin and own transformed cells; principles of construction of antigen-recognition receptors involved in immune defense; molecular mechanisms of immune cell function and effector function in the protection of the macroorganism; constitutional, natural, adaptive immunity; immune memory; peculiarities of the body's lymphatic system, its role in the functioning of immune mechanisms of protection and control of antigenic homeostasis; modern classification of antigens and antibodies; peculiarities of molecular structure of antibodies of different classes; mechanisms of antibody diversity formation, immunoglobulin genes; anti-infectious, antitumor, transplantation immunity; immunopathological conditions: type I-IV hypersensitivity reactions, primary and secondary immunodeficiencies. A course envisages the capture of laboratory researches basic immunological methods.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory - 1,5 ECTS-credits
    • Laboratory Professional Training – 1,5 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS IMMUNOLOGY

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Імунологія
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Вachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology and bioengineering
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Genetics, Biochemistry, Рhysiology, Аnatomy, Biology Сell, Molecular Biology.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    MOLECULAR-GENETIC IMMUNITY BASES AND MOLECULAR GENETICS OF MICROORGANISMS

    3 credits Bachelor’s level Spring Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The subject of study is the current scientific understanding of the molecular bases of antigen specificity, molecular genetic mechanisms of formation of a variety of antibodies, antigen recognition receptors of populations and subpopulations of immunocompetent cells; fine molecular structure of immunoglobulins, modern methods of its research; questions of immunogenetics - interlinear differences in humoral immune response, structure of genes encoding light and heavy chains of immunoglobulins, recombination of genes of immunoglobulins; molecular structure of the major histocompatibility complex, evolution of immune system genes; the molecular structure of antigen-recognition receptors and genes encoding T-cell antigen receptors; molecular genetic features of viruses and bacteria; molecular mechanisms of operons; replication and mutation in bacteria; genetic processes that ensure the stability of the bacterial genome; mechanisms of response of bacteria to stress; the process of conjugation and mapping of genes. Within the framework of discipline the base molecular-immunological methods of laboratory researches, that are used in various directions of biology and medicine, are examined. 

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory - 2 ECTS-credits
    • Laboratory Professional Training - ECTS-credit
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS MOLECULAR-GENETIC IMMUNITY BASES AND MOLECULAR GENETICS OF MICROORGANISMS

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Molecular-genetic immunity bases and molecular genetics of microorganisms
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Вachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Biology, Microbiology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Genetics, Biochemistry, Рhysiology, Аnatomy, Biology Сell, Molecular Biology.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    CELL BIOLOGY

    5 credits Bachelor’s level Spring Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The subject of the study is the modern scientific understanding of the structure and vital activity of animal, plant and microbial cells, which is the basis for mastering the special skills required to obtain many biotechnological products, the technology of which are closely linked to the vital activity of cells; fine macromolecular organization and molecular mechanisms of cell functioning, comparison of molecular structure, chemical composition and functional significance of basic cell structures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms; basic methods of studying the features of morphology, structure, cell differentiation; peculiarities of structural organization, biochemical transformations in cells of micro- and macro-organisms of different origin; the influence of environmental factors and anthropogenic factors on the cells of living organisms; importance of cell biology for biotechnology, food industry, agriculture, medicine, hygiene, nature protection. Within the framework of discipline realization of discussions and presentation of original scientific literature are envisaged from biology of cell.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory - 2,5 ECTS-credits
    • Laboratory Professional Training – 2,5 ECTS-credit
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) - ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS CELL BIOLOGY

    5 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Біологія клітини
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 5
    • Educational Level: Вachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology and bioengineering
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Рhysiology, Аnatomy, Сhemistry.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    METHODS OF BIOTECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH

    4.8 credits Bachelor’s level Autumn and Spring Terms 2019/2020

    About the course

    During the course students study modern methods of extraction and detection of composition and characteristics of compounds (nucleic acids, sugars, proteins, lipids), accessory and hardware methods that are used when conducting biotechnological research such as salting out of proteins, nucleic acid, lipids and sugar extraction, dialysis, protein electrophoresis, photometry, microscopy, sedimentation methods, methods of sterilization, chromatography, molecular biology methods etc. The course is provided in the form of laboratory practices during which the students will learn about working principles of devices used in biotechnological experiments and will work with modern laboratory equipment used in scientific research. The learned methods and gained during the course skills will allow to solve successfully various tasks when conducting scientific research as well as while working in industry.

    The course is composed of one part:

    • Laboration 4.8 ECTS-credits.

    SYLLABUS METHODS OF BIOTECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH

    4.8 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Методи біотехнологічних досліджень.
    • This syllabus is valid: from 30 August 2018 and until further notice.
    • Credit points: 4.8.
    • Education Level: Bachelor.
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology.
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 points (А, excellent), 82-89 points (В, good), 74-81 (С, good), 64-73 (D, satisfactorily), 60-63 (Е, satisfactorily), 35-59 (FX, unsatisfactorily with possibility of the second pass), 0-34 (F, unsatisfactorily with obligatory re-study of the discipline).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in General Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    CELLULAR BIOLOGY

    1.6 credits Bachelor’s level Spring Term 2019/2020

    About the course

    The course is dedicated to cellular biology of prokaryotes – living organisms which investigation is extremely important for biotechnologist. The discipline is delivered in the form of lectures and laboratory practice where future specialists get acquainted with morphological, tinctorial and molecular biological properties of prokaryotic cells and also learn laboratory methods needed for their study. Gained knowledge and skills will help the students when studying adjacent disciplines, they will be needed for conduction of their own research and helpful for future professional activity.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 0.53 ECTS-credits
    • Laboration 1.1 ECTS-credits

    SYLLABUS CELLULAR BIOLOGY

    1.6 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Біологія клітини.
    • This syllabus is valid: from 29 August 2017 and until further notice.
    • Credit points: 1.6.
    • Education Level: Bachelor.
    • Main Field of Study: Biology.
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 points (А, excellent), 82-89 points (В, good), 74-81 (С, good), 64-73 (D, satisfactorily), 60-63 (Е, satisfactorily), 35-59 (FX, unsatisfactorily with possibility of the second pass), 0-34 (F, unsatisfactorily with obligatory re-study of the discipline).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Methods of Biotechnological Researches, General Chemistry and Biology.
    • Literature: The list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    VIROLOGY

    3 credits Bachelor`s level Spring Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The course contents include the basics of knowledge about non-cellular life forms, their characteristics, composition and structure. During the course Bachelor student get detailed knowledge of the mechanisms of interaction of viruses, viroids and prions with cells; could distinguish features in the functioning of viral genomes, compare with cellular, to determine the types, role and features of the functioning of virus enzymes; to clarify ways of transmission of viruses in unicellular organisms; identify differences in the cycles of virus lifestyle with different systematic groups, depending on the structure of the viral genome; to reveal the importance of viruses in the evolutionary process; to identify the mechanisms of pathogenicity and to familiarize with modern methods of virus research and methods of laboratory diagnostics of human viral diseases. Topics of the course are discussed in forms of seminars and oral presentations.

    The course is divided into three parts

    • Theory 1 credits ECTS
    • Laboration 1 credits ECTS
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS

    • Ukrainian name: Virology
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Bachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Microbiology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    BIOINFORMATICS

    3 credits Bachelor’s level Autumn Term 2019/2020

    About the course

    Bioinformatics is a blend of multiple areas of study including biology, data science, mathematics and computer science. The field focuses on extracting new information from massive quantities of biological data and requires that scientists know the tools and methods for capturing, processing and analyzing large data sets. The purpose of the course is to teach students the basics of analyzing experimental data in molecular biology: finding sequences in databases of different types, performing BLAST, performing alignment of sequences of different types, etc. This course focuses on employing existing bioinformatic resources – mainly web-based programs and databases – to access the wealth of data to answer questions relevant to the average biologist, and is highly hands-on. A feature of the course is the use of existing software and data analysis software, which are available on-line. For biotechnology students, the course will cover algorithms for solving various biological problems, as well as several programming problems to help you implement these algorithms in R and Python. The course aims to train experts in the field of "computer biology", which is engaged in obtaining biologically meaningful results in the study of the content of databases. Also, the task of the course is to identify and search for substitutions in the DNA sequence, to determine the type of these sequences. A mandatory step is to build a phylogenetic tree and familiarize yourself with the programs that allow phylogenetic analysis for students.

    SYLLABUS BIOINFORMATICS

    3 credits

    • Ukrainian name: Біоінформатика
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Вachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology and bioengineering
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology and Virology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Fundamentals of Informatics, Mathematical Modeling
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    GENERAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

    7,5 credits Bachelor’s level Spring Term 2019/2020

    About the course

    The course content includes the cultivation conditions and features of biological agents - producers of biologically active substances, processes of biosynthesis of the target product, methods of controlling the processes of biosynthesis, methods and techniques of industrial implementation of biotechnological process, and principles of biotechnology development, basic knowledge about the classification of biotechnological processes and manufacturing; state and prospects of modern biotechnology development; the scope of biotechnology; main groups of biosynthesis products and producers; the typical scheme of biotechnological production; the raw material base and principles of creating nutrient media used in biotechnology; the main stages of the biotechnological process; ways of cultivating producers; principles of operation and design of bioreactors; principles of mathematical modeling of kinetics of biological agents population development; the meaning and methods of providing aseptics in biotechnology practice; methods of cultivation cells of microorganisms, plants and animal tissues in laboratory and industrial conditions; biotechnological bases of aseptic; basic technological principles of environmental biotechnology.

    The course is divided into three parts:

    • Theory - 2 ECTS-credits
    • Laboratory Professional Training - 1 ECTS-credit
    • Individual work 4,5 ECTS-credits

    SYLLABUS GENERAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

    7,5 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Загальна біотехнологія
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 7,5
    • Educational Level: Вachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology and bioengineering
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology and Virology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    DESIGN OF BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PRODUCTION

    9,5 credits Bachelor’s level Autumn /Spring Term 2019/2020

    About the course

    The course content includes the general principles of biotechnology production design in accordance with the current legislation, the requirements of normative acts (laws) and positions of normative-technical documents, which regulate the order of organization of manufacturing of biotechnological products; classification of microbiological productions and main stages of biotechnological process; production regulations, basic requirements for technological and functional schemes of production; characteristics of raw materials and semi-finished products; principles of equipment layout and construction part of the project; regulatory and technological documentation for production, attestation and certification of products; requirements to the organization of quality management systems at the enterprises of the biotechnological branch; the rules of drawing up of reports on research work, technical documentation and conducting the technological process; basic requirements for the quality and safety of finished products. The basic technologies used in various fields of biotechnology are considered.

    The course is divided into three parts:

    • Theory - 3 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) - 3 ECTS-credits
    • Individual work 3,5 ECTS-credits

    SYLLABUS DESIGN OF BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PRODUCTIONS

    9,5 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Проектування біотехнологічних виробництв
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 9,5
    • Educational Level: Вachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology and bioengineering
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in General biotechnology, Technology of microbiological production, Processes, apparatus and equipment of biotechnological production.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    TECHNOLOGY OF MICROBIOLOGICAL PRODUCTION

    3 credits Bachelor’s level Spring Term 2019/2020

    About the course

    The course content includes the scientific basis for the use of certain microorganisms-producers of organic acids, aminoacids, vitamins, enzymes, polysaccharides, lipids and antibiotics for industrial use; principles of cultivation and biochemical foundations of producers' metabolism processes for obtaining target metabolites; the influence of the composition of the nutrient medium and external factors on the rate of accumulation of metabolism products and their properties; technological schemes of biotechnological industries; ways of cultivating producers; the main stages of the biotechnological process; principles of mathematical modeling of kinetics of population development of biological agents; methods of isolation of the final product; examination of the quality of microbial synthesis products in accordance with standard safety indicators. The basic technologies used in various fields of biotechnology are considered.

    The course is divided into three parts:

    • Theory - 1 ECTS-credit
    • Laboratory Professional Training - 1 ECTS-credit
    • Individual work 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS TECHNOLOGY OF MICROBIOLOGICAL PRODUCTION

    • Ukrainian name: Технологія мікробіологічного виробництва
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Вachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology and bioengineering
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in General biotechnology, Microbiology and Virology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

    3 credits Bachelor's level Spring term 2019/2020

    About the course

    The course program introduces the theoretical foundations and concepts of plant biotechnology, gives a representation of the current trends and areas of fundamental, scientific and applied researches in plant biotechnology. The course is based on the world's major achievements in plant biotechnology and on the study of basic methods of isolated cells cultivation, tissues and plant organs in vitro. The program of the course reveals the importance of different crops types in vitro, the principles of cell cultures nutrition, tissues and plant organs, callus and suspension cultures, basic methods of plant morphogenesis regulation and regeneration, the modern methods possibilities of in vitro cultivation. The course offers training in biotechnological research methodology, identification of bioethical issues and biological risks in modern biotechnology. The course promotes an analytical thinking of students and forms their own understanding of basic principles and methods of organizing work in the laboratory of culture in vitro.

    The course is divided into three parts:

    • Theory 1 ECTS credit
    • Laboratory practice 1_ ECTS credit
    • Practical professional training (oral presentations, discussions) 1 ECTS credit

    SYLLABUS PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

    3 credits

    • Ukrainian name: Біотехнологія рослин
    • This syllabus is valid: 01.09.2019 until the further notification.
    • Credit points: 3.
    • Educational level: Bachelor.
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology.
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: The course is based on students' prior knowledge gained in the study of such disciplines as Plant Anatomy and Physiology, General Microbiology, and Biotechnology, as well as knowledge of other natural sciences.
    • Literature: The list is provided by the teacher during the course.

    IMMOBILIZATION OF CELLS AND ENZYMES

    3 credits Bachelor’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The course elucidates modern principles of use of immobilization of cells and enzymes in biotechnology. Theoretical part of the course describes the main mechanisms of immobilization process, physical-chemical processes on surfaces and phase separation border, types of surfaces for immobilization, mechanisms of biofilm formation. Methods of immobilization of enzymes, physical-chemical properties of immobilized enzymes, peculiarities of enzymatic reactions on surfaces, specificities of matrices for enzyme immobilization are described. Examples of use of immobilized bacterial cells and eukaryotic cells, main advantages of immobilized cells and enzyme systems are described. Topics of the course are discussed in form of seminars and journal clubs.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS IMMOBILIZATION OF CELLS AND ENZYMES

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Іммобілізація клітин та ферментів
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Bachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Molecular Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY

    3 credits Bachelor’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The course elucidates the principles of functioning of the main systems of microbial cells on molecular level. Theoretical part of the course describes the main biopolymers of microbial cell, their structure and functions, structural proteins of microbial cell, outer cell elements such as flagella, fimbriae, pili, adhesins, lectins, receptor systems. Mechanisms of cell transport, transport systems, siderophores, secretion systems of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, efflux systems are described. Specificities of organization of genomes in microorganisms, structure of operons and clusters, pathogenicity islands, peculiarities of organization of genetic information in microorganisms are elucidated. Products of microbial cell important for biotechnology such as biosurfactants, pigments, antibiotics, bacteriocins are described. Systems of cell-to-cell communication in microorganisms – Quorum Sensing, structures of signaling systems in bacteria, secondary messengers, cyclic nucleotides are elucidated. Topics of the course are discussed in forms of seminars and journal clubs.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Молекулярна мікробіологія
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Bachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Molecular Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    BIOENERGETICS AND ECOLOGICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

    3 credits Bachelor’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The course is about the use of biotechnologies in ecology for environment protection and in alternative energetics. Methods of bioremediation after oil pollution, methods of biodegradation of xenobiotics, use of biosurfactants are described. Biotechnologies of waste water treatment and methods of bioremediation after the pollution of environment with heavy metals are elucidated. Ecological biotechnologies in agriculture for stimulation and protection of plants, improvement of soil fertility are elucidated. Biotechnological methods in development of alternative energetics, main substrates for bioenergetics, biochemical bases of synthesis of biofuel by microorganisms, structures of microbial fuel cells (bacterial battery) are described. Topics of the course are discussed in forms of seminars and journal clubs.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS BIOENERGETICS AND ECOLOGICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Біоенергетика та екологічна біотехнологія
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Bachelor
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Chemistry, Physics, Ecology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.
  • Annotations of disciplines: Master’s level

    BIOLOGICAL SENSORS AND DIAGNOSTICS

    3 credits Master’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the main achievements in the field of biosensorics, methods of creation and application of biological sensors and diagnostics. The course will provide future professionals with knowledge of the principles and fields of biological sensor and diagnostic application, as well as familiarization with the biological reactions underlying them. The focus of the course is to study the features of action and application of biosensors based on microorganisms. Students will be able to search and systematize scientific and technical information on the topic of research; using modern devices and techniques, to organize experiments and tests of microbial cell biosensors, as well as to carry out processing and analyze the obtained results.Topics of the course are discussed in forms of seminars and journal clubs.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS BIOLOGICAL SENSORS AND DIAGNOSTICS

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Біологічні сенсори та діагностикуми
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology, Molecular Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    STEM CELLS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

    3 credits Master’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The subject of study is the classification, functioning, sources and modern methods of obtaining stem cells used in various fields of biotechnology and medicine; stem cell differentiation features; cord blood banks, organization of its procurement, testing, typing, cryogenic storage in liquid nitrogen; stem cell technologies for the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma, diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's disease, thromboembolic stroke, as well as to overcome the effects of chemotherapy; ethical problems of embryonic stem cell utilization and prospects for their transplantation Within the framework of discipline the base methods of receipt of stem cells that is used in different directions of biology of medicine are examined

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory- 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS STEM CELLS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Стовбурові клітини та їх застосування
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology and bioengineering
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Genetics, Biochemistry, Рhysiology, Аnatomy, Biology Сell, Molecular Biology.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    PROKARYOTIC VIRUSES

    3 credits Master`s Level Autumn Term 2019/2020

    About the course

    The subject of study of the discipline are bacteriophages, with their molecular-genetic basis of the organization of the functioning of viral and phage interaction within the host cell. During the course Master student get detailed knowledge of diversity, distribution in the environment and phages impact on the bacterial cell. The course comprehend the knowledge of the phage particle`s structure, the mechanism of phage particle adsorption on the cell surface, the choice of life pathway - lysis, or lysogeny, the process of formation of defective phage particles and their subsequent path of development; mastering the basic methods used in the isolation and study of bacteriophages. Topics of the course are discussed in forms of seminars and oral presentations.

    The course is divided into two parts

    • Theory 2 credits ECTS
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS

    • Ukrainian name: Віруси прокаріот
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Virology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    BIOINFORMATICS

    3,5 credits Master’s level Autumn Term 2019/2020

    About the course

    Bioinformatics is a blend of multiple areas of study including biology, data science, mathematics and computer science. The field focuses on extracting new information from massive quantities of biological data and requires that scientists know the tools and methods for capturing, processing and analyzing large data sets. The purpose of the course is to teach students the basics of analyzing experimental data in molecular biology: finding sequences in databases of different types, performing BLAST, performing alignment of sequences of different types, etc. A feature of the course is the use of existing software and data analysis software, which are available on-line. The course aims to train experts in the field of "computer biology", which is engaged in obtaining biologically meaningful results in the study of the content of databases. Also, the task of the course is to identify and search for substitutions in the DNA sequence, to determine the type of these sequences. The final stage of the course "Bioinformatics" for students of biologists is to build a phylogenetic tree and familiarization with the programs that allow to produce phylogenetic analysis for students.

    SYLLABUS BIOINFORMATICS

    3,5 credits

    • Ukrainian name: Біоінформатика
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3,5
    • Educational Level: Мaster
    • Main Field of Study: Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology and Virology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Fundamentals of Informatics, Mathematical Modeling
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    METAGENOMICS

    3 credits Master’s level Autumn Term 2019/2020

    About the course

    Metagenomics – part of the genomics studies considering not a single organisms, but the whole microbial communities living in different environments. The field of metagenomics and whole community sequencing is a promising area to unravel the content of microbial communities. detailed analysis of the composition and functioning of complex communities allows to answer a lot ot questions related to human health, environmental protection, food storage and processing, the development of alternative energy sources, etc. The only way do it is processing of huge amounts of bioinformatics data obtained by sequencing of the total metagenomic DNA or individual genes, therefore, bioinformatic tools are extremely important for making sense out of metagenomics data. The aim of the course is to mastering discipline "Metagenomic analysis of microorganisms" - the formation of the students in-depth knowledge about the diversity of microbial populations of different ecological groups, as well as acquaintance with the practical aspects of metagenomics. During the course students will become acquainted with the issues of preparation of metagenomic data and features of their analysis; the mathematical approaches underlying the software products specifically designed for this type; questions of sequencing and assembly of metagenomes, their annotations and applications.

    The course is divided into three parts:

    • Theory – 0,5 ECTS-credits
    • Laboratory Professional Training – 0,5 ECTS-credit
    • Individual work 2,0 ECTS-credits

    SYLLABUS METAGENOMICS

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Метагеномний аналіз мікроорганізмів
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: master
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology and bioengineering, Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology and Virology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Fundamentals of Informatics, Mathematical Modeling
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course

    HUMAN MICROBIOME

    3 credits Master’s level Autumn Term 2019/2020

    About the course

    The course content includes the composition and functional activity of the physiological microbiota of human, and the influence of changed microbiome on the development of pathologies, basic knowledge about the microbiome, its localization in the human body, functional activity and values ​​for the macroorganism, changes in the microbiome in ontogenesis, the position of microbiome disorders in the etiology of human diseases, modern approaches to microbiome sanitation; characteristics the indigenous and facultative representatives of the normal microbiota of different human body biotopes, their systematics and biological features; features of quantitative and qualitative composition of the skin, respiratory tract, urogenital and digestive systems microbiota in the normal state; methods for determining the species composition of normal human microbiota; relationship between the composition of the microbiota and the impact of environmental factors; methods of correction of disorders of normal composition of microbiota and modern means of probiotic therapy.

    The course is divided into three parts:

    • Theory 1 ECTS-credit
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit
    • Individual work 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS HUMAN MICROBIOME

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Мікробіом людини
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: master
    • Main Field of Study: Biotechnology and bioengineering, Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology and Virology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    Immunobiotechnology

    3 credits Master’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    Course is divided into two modules. First module is General questions in immunobiotechnology. In frame of this module students get training in general knowledge and goals of immunobiotechnology, pharmacology, traditional medicines and biopharmacological preparations, process of discovery and development of new medicines, pharmacocinetic and pharmacodynamic, metabolism, receptology, novel methods in biopharmacology. Second module is Separate groups of biopreparations. In frame of this module students get training in modern vaccinolgy, monoclonic antibody, cytokine and anticiytocine biomedicines, bioengineered interferon, soluble receptors for pro-inflammatory cytokines. On the practical part students prepares and defends their scientific presentations and papers. Main language of the course – Ukrainian.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS Immunobiotechnology

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Імунобіотехнологія
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Molecular Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    BioethicS, Biosafety, Biodefense

    3 credits Master’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    Course is divided into two modules. First module is Bioethic. In frame of this module students get training in general ideas and principals of American and European models of bioethic, with basis of social problems of ethic, ethic in biomedicine researches and major documents that controls biomedical research process on human. Second module is Biosafety and Biodefense. In frame of this module students get training in biosafety and its regulation, methods and ethical aspects of creation and use of transgenic microbes, animals and plants, problems of transition and use of GMO, biodefense, bioterrorism, biological weapon, agroterrorism. On the practical part students prepares and defends their scientific presentations and papers. Main language of the course – Ukrainian.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS BioethicS, Biosafety, Biodefense

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Біоетика, біобезпека та біозахист
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Virology.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    Theory of scientific research process and organization of science

    4 credits Master’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    Course is divided into two modules. First module is Science. Goals and Tasks of the scientific research process. In frame of this module students have training in general knowledge about science and scientific research process, classification of sciences, main stages of research process, methodology of scientific results verification and validation, basis of scientific ethic. Second module is Structure of science in Ukraine and other world. In frame of this module students have training in structure and functions of scientific research institutes and labs in Ukraine, principals of scientific stuff training process. Organization of science in USA, Europe and major Asia countries. On the practical part students prepares and defends their scientific presentations and papers. Main language of the course – Ukrainian.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 3 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS Theory of scientific research process and organization of science

    4 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Основи наукових досліджень та організація науки
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 4
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Management
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Philosophy, History of Science, Management.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    Synthetic biology

    3 credits Master’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    Course has one module - Synthetic biology and its connection with modern technology. Students get training in main goals and methods of synthetic biology, xenobiology, which study and develop life forms which do not exist in nature, synthesis of artificial nucleotides, aminoacids for development of non-natural nucleic acids and proteins, composition and development of artificial genomes, viruses, cells, automatization of biological systems for modern technological approaches, bioethical and biosafety problems of synthetic biology. On the practical part students prepares and defends their scientific presentations and papers. Main language of the course - Ukrainian

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS Synthetic biology

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Синтетична біологія
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Molecular Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Virology
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    Methodology of biotechnological research

    3 credits Master’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    Course is divided into two modules. First module is Methodology of scientific research process. Students get training in history of science as sociocultural phenomenon, basic principles and laws of scientific progress, classification of scientific methodologies, dialectic and metaphysic methods of thinking in science, evolution, natural philosophy, naturalism. Second module is Methodology of biotechnology and its methods. Students get training in biotechnology as a practical field of modern biology, history and philosophic aspects of biotechnology, classification of biotechnological researches, methodological aspects of biotechnology, social and ethical problems of biotechnology. On the practical part students prepares and defends their scientific presentations and papers. Main language of the course – Ukrainian

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS Methodology of biotechnological research

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Основи методології біотехнологічних досліджень
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Molecular Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Management.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    Project management in science

    4 credits Master’s level Spring Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    Course divided into two modules. First module is general laws of management and mechanisms of project management in science. Students get training in general laws of management, systemic administration, planning, general characteristic of the project management in science, project management systems, projects workflow, validation and verification of scientific projects, formation of the investment idea, methods of the analysis of the scientific projects, criteria of effectiveness. Second module is Innovative management and planning in scientific project management. Students get training in general basis of innovative management, connection of scientific research and business, criteria of scientific projects selection, financial expertise of scientific research projects, organization and realization of scientific research project, methods and criteria of success of the scientific research project. On the practical part students prepares and defends their scientific presentations and papers. Main language of the course – Ukrainian

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 3 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS Project management in science

    4 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Менеджмент наукового проекту
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 4
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Management
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Philosophy, History of Science, Management.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    Biodegrading of xenobiotics by microorganisms

    3 credits Master’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    Course divided into two modules. First module is Major enzymatic reactions in biodegrading of xenobiotics by microorganisms. Students get training in with general reactions that involve in xenobiotics metabolism, xenobiotics polytransforming, major enzymes such monooxygenases, dioxygenases, hidrolases, reductases. Second module is biodegrading of diferent classes of xenobiotics by microorganisms. Students get training in biodegradation of hydrocarbons in aerobic and anaerobic conditions, biodegrading of halogen-organic compounds, biodegrading of oxidized, phosphorized and sulfurized xenobiotics. On the practical part students prepares and defends their scientific presentations and papers. Main language of the course – Ukrainian

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS Biodegrading of xenobiotics by microorganisms

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Механізми біодеградації ксенобіотиків мікроорганізмами
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Molecular Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course

    BIOFILMS

    3 credits Master’s level Spring Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The course elucidates the mechanisms of survival of microorganisms in sessile state, structures of biofilms and principles of their formation. Theoretical part of the course concerns the mechanisms of chemical cross-communication of bacteria including Quorum Sensing signaling systems, structure of matrix and organization of cells in colonies and biofilms, stages of formation of colonies and biofilms, impact of environment on attachment of microbial cells. The course is focused on practical importance of biofilms in medicine, ecobiotechnology, plant protection. Practical course includes fluorescent microscopy of biofilms formed by GFP-labeled microorganisms. Topics of the course are discussed in form of seminars and journal clubs.

    The course is divided into three parts:

    • Theory 1 ECTS-credits
    • Laboratory 1 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS BIOFILMS

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Біоплівки
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Molecular Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF GENETIC ALTERATIONS IN MICROORGANISMS

    3 credits Master’s level Spring Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The course contents include the description of genomes structure, mutation processes and mechanisms of horizontal transfer of genetic information in microorganisms. During the course, Master students summarize their knowledge in Molecular Biology and get detailed knowledge about the molecular bases of genetic alterations in bacteria resulted from conjugation, transduction, transformation and mutations, and also – from mutations. The main focus of the course is on the structures of plasmids and transposons, roles of genetic alterations including single point mutations. Besides, methods allowing detecting the polymorphism in populations of microorganisms are elucidated. Topics of the course are discussed in forms of seminars and journal clubs.

    The course is divided into two parts:

    • Theory 2 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF GENETIC ALTERATIONS IN MICROORGANISMS

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Молекулярно-генетичні механізми мінливості мікроорганізмів
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Molecular Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    MOLECULAR BIOLOGICAL BASES OF LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICS

    3 credits Master’s level Spring Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    Methods based on recognition of biological molecules such as hybridization of DNA (FISH, SKY), polymerase chain reaction and antibody antigen binding are elucidated in the course. Theoretical part includes the various types of PCR based assays (duplex, multiplex, Real-Time, nested, with random primers, with reverse transcription) and blotting (Southern, Northern, Western). Principles of development of diagnostics kits for molecular based tests are elucidated. Structure of molecular diagnostics laboratories and safety are described. Practical part of the course includes laboratory training in PCR assay. A special focus is on the troubles which beginners can have while carrying out diagnostics tests. Topics of the course are discussed in forms of seminars and journal clubs.

    The course is divided into three parts:

    • Theory 1 ECTS-credits
    • Laboratory 1 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS MOLECULAR BIOLOGICAL BASES OF LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICS

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Молекулярно-біологічні основи лабораторної діагностики
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Molecular Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

    MODERN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY METHODS OF RESEARCH

    3 credits Master’s level Autumn Term 2020/2021

    About the course

    The course is developed to summarize and deepen the knowledge of Master students in methods of investigations of DNA, proteins and metabolites of microorganisms. Chromatography, mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance and sequencing are included in the theoretical part of the course. Also in frame of the course use of labeled cells in modern investigations is described. Specifics of use of certain methods for research and diagnostics goals are discussed. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), electrophoresis and fluorescent microscopy of GFP-labeled cells are included in the practical part of the course. A special focus is on the troubles which beginners can have while carrying out PCR and electrophoresis. Topics of the course are discussed in forms of seminars and journal clubs.

    The course is divided into three parts:

    • Theory 1 ECTS-credits
    • Laboratory 1 ECTS-credits
    • Practical Professional Training (PPT) / (oral presentation and discussions) 1 ECTS-credit

    SYLLABUS MODERN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY METHODS OF RESEARCH

    3 CREDITS

    • Ukrainian name: Сучасні молекулярно-біологічні методи дослідження
    • This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-01 and until further notice
    • Credit points: 3
    • Educational Level: Master
    • Main Field of Study: Molecular Biology
    • Grading Scale: ECTS: 90-100 grades (A, excellent), 85-89 grades (В, very good), 75-84 (С, good), 70-74 (D, satisfactory), 60-69 (Е, pass), 35-59 (FX, fail – some more work required to pass), 0-34 (F, fail – considerable further work required).
    • Required knowledge: finished courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics.
    • Literature: the list is released by the lecturer during the course.

Educational courses, that are teaching at the Department of Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology

  • Microbiology and Virology
  • Biotechnology
  • Immunology
  • Biology of producers
  • Molecular biology of cells of microorganisms
  • Ecology of microorganisms
  • Molecular genetics of bacteria
  • Metabolism of microorganisms
  • Biology of prokaryotes
  • Microorganisms - the pathogens of diseases
  • Antimicrobial preparations
  • Molecular-genetic basis of laboratory diagnosis
  • Plant pathogenic and entomopathogenic microorganisms
  • Molecular-genetic basis of immunity
  • Computer graphics
  • Programming and computer science
  • Methods of biotechnological researches
  • Processes, apparatus and equipment of manufacturing of industry
  • Design of biotechnological productions
  • Technology of microbiological production
  • Genetic engineering of microorganisms
  • Mathematical methods and mathematical modeling in biotechnology
  • Engineering enzymology
  • Bioenergy and environmental biotechnology
  • Biotechnology of plants
  • Biotechnology of cells and tissues
  • Immobilization of cells and enzymes
  • Pharmaceutical and cosmetic biotechnology
  • Molecular microbiology 
Other courses and practices
  • Big special practical work
  • Pre-diploma practice of specialists
  • Research practice of masters
  • Educational practice on specialization
  • Assistant practice

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Email: rector@onu.edu.ua

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