Cell Factories: Design, Engineering, and AnalysisSemester Course

Cell Factories: Design, Engineering, and Analysis, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Biomedicine/Biotechnology
Elective Course
Fall semester

The aim of the course is to give you a fundamental understanding of the interplay between the many different intracellular reactions in a cell factory, and especially how the fluxes through the different pathways are regulated. A special focus is given to pathways leading to industrially relevant products like primary metabolites, antibiotics, industrial enzymes, and pharmaceutical proteins.

A central aspect of the course is to identify the optimal strategy for introducing directed genetic changes in the microorganisms with the aim of obtaining better production strains. Analysis of the interaction between different cellular reactions is a central element in the course, and tools for systems level strain characterization and design are described.


Mikael Rørdam Andersen

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Ph.D. (Center for Microbial Biotechnology (CMB), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 2008). M.Sc. (Eng in Chemical Engineering, DTU, 2005). Group leader, Network Engineering of Eukaryotic Cell Factories at Department for Systems Biology, DTU. Associate professor, Systems biology in fungal and mammalian cell factories, CMB, Department for Systems Biology, DTU. With DIS since 2013.

Biomedicine, Michael Rørdam Andersen