546-0437/01 – Mineral Biotechnology I (MB I)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Iva Janáková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Iva Janáková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2006/2007Year of cancellation2011/2012
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CAB72 prof. Ing. Vladimír Čablík, Ph.D.
PEC06 doc. Ing. Iva Janáková, Ph.D.
KUC25 doc. Dr. Ing. Radmila Kučerová
ZEC007 Ing. Vojtěch Zechner
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal is to broaden students' knowledge in the field of mineral biotechnology, focusing on biotechnological processes for the treatment of sulphide ores and coal. Particular attention is paid to the environmental processes in deposits with sulphide mineralization, biological leaching and micro-organisms used to biological leaching. Students will be able to work with this content and be able to compare them with practice. Newly acquired knowledge is the basis for optimization, measurement and control of biological process.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course of “Mineral Biotechnologies I” is focused on introductory information on utilization and application of mineral biotechnologies in research as well as operational practice. The course deals in detail with the ssue of mineral biotechnologies. The individual lectures concentrate on environmental biogenic processes, basic principles of mineral biotechnologies, general characteristics of microbial metabolisms of the individual microorganisms. Next, it deals with the study of potential application of biogenic processes into technological procedures of treatment and processing of selected sulfitic ores.

Compulsory literature:

FEČKO, Peter, Mária KUŠNIEROVÁ, Vladimír ČABLÍK and Iva PEČTOVÁ(Janáková). Environmental biotechnology. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2006. ISBN 8024810905. FLYNNE, W. G. Biotechnology and bioengineering. New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2008. ISBN 978-1-60456-067-1. ATLAS, R.M.: Microbiology, Fundamentals and Applications. 2nd Ed. Macmillan Publishing Comp., New York, 1988. Dictionary of microbiology and molecular biology [online]. 3rd ed. KüCK, Ulrich FRANKENBERG-DINKEL, Nicole. Biotechnology. De Gruyter, 2015.

Recommended literature:

Barnum, S. R. Biotechnology : an introduction. Belmont : Thomson Brooks/Cole, c2005 - x, 323 s. : il. ISBN 0-534-49296-7. SINGH, Shree N. a R. D. TRIPATHI. Environmental bioremediation technologies. New York: Springer, c2007. ISBN 9783540347903. Yates, Marylynn V. Nakatsu, Cindy H. Miller, Robert V. Pillai, Suresh D. Manual of Environmental Microbiology (4th Edition). American Society for Microbiology (ASM). 2016. ZAJKOV, Gennadij Jefremovič, ed. Research progress in biotechnology. New York: Nova Biomedical Books, c2008. ISBN 978-1-60456-000-8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Na laboratorních cvičeních je vyžadována příprava. Na závěr semestru vyhodnocení laboratorních prací. V přednáškách je průběžná kontrola znalostí vedena formou diskuze k probírané látce.


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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51 3
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33 (33) 0 3
                Other task type Other task type 33  0 3
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 0 3
                Written examination Written examination 30  0 3
                Oral Oral examination 37  0 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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Assessment of instruction

2011/2012 Winter
2009/2010 Winter