Reagents and Feedstocks

Reagents and Feedstocks (elective module)

Standard workload: at least 12.0 ECTS

Learning Outcomes:

Technical and methodological skills: After completing the module, students are familiar with the details of resource management and the use of materials, including the utilization of urban storage facilities, plant-based raw materials, and the use of biotechnological strategies such as cell factories.
Cognitive and practical skills: Students recognize potential reagents and their deposits, as well as metabolic paths in order to upgrade them materially. Social skills and personal skills: The responsible use of resources is intensified by developing new potential sources.
Content: Resource management and material biomass utilization, recycling and urban mining; utilization scenarios for different raw materials; primary and secondary natural products and their utilization; biochemistry and cell biology of plant raw materials, cell culture technology, metabolic and cell engineering: principles, optimization of metabolic pathways and development of new pathways and products.

Expected prior knowledge:

Technical and methodological competencies: Fundamentals of chemistry and biochemistry at Bachelor level.
Technical and methodological competencies: Creativity to develop new deposits.
Social competencies and self-competencies: Responsible use of resources.
Mandatory Requirements: None.

Courses of the module:

Within the framework of this elective module, students must complete courses amounting to at least 12.0 ECTS, of which at least 6.0 ECTS must be of a lecture or a seminar type.
The courses currently eligible are listed each semester in the course catalog of the respective universities. In particular, students may choose courses from the following lists of courses, according to availability. Other courses at the participating universities may be accepted for this elective module.
TU Wien

  • 3.0/2.0 VO Primary natural substances from plants (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO material use of biomass (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Recycling (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Urban Mining (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO residues from exhaust gas cleaning (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Resource Management (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Chemical Technology of Renewable Resources (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Genomes and Metagenomes, Resources, Mining, Exploitation (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Metabolic Engineering (TUW)
  • 2.0/2.0 SE Biothermodynamics (TUW)
  • 2.0/1.5 VO Metabolomics (TUW)
  • 2.0/1.5 VO Proteomics (TUW)
  • 2.0/1.5 VO Spatial Omics (TUW)
  • 4.0/4.0 LU elective exercise technological (TUW)
  • 6.0/6.0 LU elective exercise technological (TUW)
  • 4.0/4.0 LU chemical elective exercise (TUW)
  • 6.0/6.0 LU chemical elective exercise (TUW)

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

  • 2.0/2.0 VO Plant polysaccharide analysis (BOKU)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Biorefinery I (BOKU)
  • 4.0/3.0 PR Technology and properties of natural raw materials (BOKU)
  • 2.0/2.0 VO Biobased and biodegradable plastics (BOKU)
  • 2.5/2.0 VO Plant biochemistry and cell biology (BOKU)
  • 4.0/3.0 VU Introduction to genetics and anatomy of plants (BOKU)
  • 3.0/3.0 VO Molecular genetics of yeasts and hyphal fungi (BOKU)
  • 2.0/1.0 VO Biorefinery and products from renewable resources (BOKU)
  • 4.0/3.0 VO Cell factories (BOKU)
  • 3.0/3.0 UE Practical course in cell culture and fermentation (BOKU)
  • 2.0/2.0 VO Metabolic and cell engineering (BOKU)
  • 2.0/2.0 VX Lecture from industry and excursion to industrial site (BOKU)
  • 2.0/2.0 VO Mechanisms of cell regulation in biotechnology (BOKU)
  • 3.0/3.0 PR Mechanisms of cell regulation in biotechnology practical (BOKU)

University of Vienna

  • 4.0/2.0 VO Functional (Nano)Cellulose – Fundamentals and Applications (Uni Wien)
  • 6.0/6.0 PR Cellulose Laboratory Project (Uni Wien)
  • 2.0/1.0 VO Alternative Solvents (Uni Wien)