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lec # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Course Overview, Enzyme Classification  
2 Enzyme Catalysts: Review of Protein Chemistry, Enzyme Specificity  
3-4

Lecture 3

Non-kinetic Evaluation of Enzyme Performance, Review of Enzyme Kinetics

Lecture 4

Enzyme Kinetics (cont.), pH and Temperature Effects, Enzyme Stability

 
5-6

Lecture 5
Enzyme Inhibition and Toxicity

Lecture 6
Enzyme Inhibition and Toxicity (cont.)

Lecture 5 

Homework #1 due

7 Whole Cell Catalysts: When/Why, Cell Growth vs. Conversion  
8

Control of Protein Expression (Growth/Non-growth Associated, Catabolite Repression)

Toxicity and Inhibition

 
9-11

Lecture 9
Engineering Solutions: Acidic/Basic Products, Exothermic Reactions, Enzyme Instability, Equilibrium Reactions

Lecture 10
Substrate Solubility, Toxicity

Lecture 11

Product Solubility, Toxicity

Yield Improvement of Resolutions

Lecture 9 

Homework #2 due

Lecture 11 

Design report distributed

12-14

Lecture 12

Process Design for Biocatalytic Processes: Purified Enzymes

Lecture 13

Process Design (cont.): Whole Cells

Lecture 14

Screening for New Catalysts

 
15-17

Lecture 15

Improving Catalyst Performance (Biological Solutions): Review of Molecular Biology

Lecture 16

Cloning from Whole Cell Catalysts

Lecture 17

Site-directed Mutagenesis

Directed Evolution of Enzymes

Lecture 15 

Homework #3 due

18 Presentations of Design/Development Reports  

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

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assignment Problem Sets