Course detail

Biophysics and Biochemistry of Microorganisms

FCH-DA_BCHBMAcad. year: 2023/2024

Taxonomy of microorganisms; structure and physiology of microbial cells; biophysical properties of microorganisms; cell transport and its regulation; metabolic strategies of microorganisms; regulation of the metabolism of industrially significant micro-organisms; microbial kinetics; stress response of microorganisms; adaptation strategy of microorganisms; purposeful behavior of microbial cells.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

biology, microbiology, organic and physical chemistry, knowledge of the basic properties of biomolecules

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

The results of the study are verified by colloquium (S.E.R. Art. 34 of the BUT Brno), ie a discussion about the subject matter connected with the preparation of a written work dealing with the specified topic of the subject in the range of about 10 text pages; the debate takes about 30 minutes.


The aim of this course is to familiarize students with unique properties of microbial cells from point of view of various disciplines such as physiology, biochemistry, ecology or molecular biology.
Students will acquire advanced knowledge of microorganisms and their properties, characteristics and strategies.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Neměc M.: Základy obecné mikrobiologie, Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2015 (CS)
Kaprálek F.: Fyziologie bakterií, Státní pedagogické nakladatelství Praha, 1985 (CS)
Dworkin M.D.: The Prokaryotes, 3rd Edition,Springer, New York, 2006 (CS)
Bushy et al. Molecular Microbiology, Springer 1997 (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DKAP_BCH Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme DPAP_BCH Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional