Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology

DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND FOOD MICROBIOLOGY

ul. Chełmońskiego 37, 51-630 Wrocław

Head

Prof. Waldemar Rymowicz

 

Secretary

Eliza Zołotar                     +48 71 320 7793             eliza.zolotar@up.wroc.pl

 

Teachers

prof. Maria Wojtatowicz, prof. Danuta Witkowska, prof. Małgorzata Robak, prof. ass. Anita Rywińska, PhD DSc Barbara Żarowska, dr Adam Dobrowolski, dr Piotr Juszczyk, dr Anna Kancelista, dr Zbigniew Lazar, dr Wojciech Łaba, dr Aleksandra Mirończuk, dr Michał Piegza, dr Xymena Połomska, dr Aneta Skaradzińska, mgr Ludwika Tomaszewska, dr Magdalena Wróbel-Kwiatkowska, dr Marta Kuźmińska-Bajor

Technical staff

mgr Teresa Karch, Anna Niemiec, Agnieszka Woźniakowska

 

Teaching activities

Department offers courses in:

cell biology, biochemistry, general and food microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, genetic engineering, apparatus of biotechnological processes, industrial biotechnology in food and pharmacy, enzymology, biotechnological methods in environmental protection, biotechnology of microorganisms.

 

Research topics

  1. Physiology, metabolism and genetics of industrial microorganisms (non-conventional yeasts, Trichoderma sp., Bacillus ).
  2. Biosynthesis of citric acid, SCP, polyols and other industrial application of non-conventional yeast Yarrowia lipolytica..
  3. Biosynthesis and industrial application of extracellular enzymes hydrolytic strains of the genus Trichoderma and Bacillus.
  4. Continuous processes using free and immobilized cells of microorganisms.

Research equipment:

Bioreactor Sartorius Biostat B plus (total volume 5L), Bioreactor New Brunswick Scientific (total volume 90L), HPLC – UltiMate 3000 (Dionex) with detector CORONA CAD, FPLC – BioLogic DuoFlow Systems (BioRad), Microbiology plate reader BioscreenC (Oy Growth Curves Ab Ltd), Real Time PCR – Eco (Illumina), Thermocycler PCR (Biometra), NanoPhotometer (VPA/Hellma), Direct Detect Spectrometer (Merck Millipore), Apparatus for DNA and proteins electrophoresis (Bio-Rad), Gel imaging system (Vilber Lourmat), E-porator (Eppendorf), Fluorescence microscope (Zeiss), Optical microscope with CCD camera (Olympus), Micro-Dismembrator (Sartorius), Sonicator Vibra-Cell (Sonics), Osmometer OS 3000 Marcel Lamidey, Reacti-Therm™ Heating and Stirring Modules (Thermo Scientific), Microbiological safety cabinet (class II/ ESCO), Autoclave, Equipment for growing microorganisms (incubators, shakers, thermostated cabinets with humidity control), Small lab equipment (lab balances, spectrophotometers, systems for production of DEMI and ultrapure water, centrifuges, thermoblocs, dewar flask for liquid nitrogen, filtration systems and compaction, magnetic stirrer).