Food Biotechnology
Food Biotechnology
Food Biotechnology

Food Biotechnology

Graz University of Technology

Michael Murkovic


Duration 7 units
Unit 1 hour/unit
Licence CC BY 4.0
Participants 739
Availability Unlimited
Start Date 7 October 2019
Costs € 0.00

General Course Information

The iMoox-course Food Biotechnology is a mandatory preparative course for the correspondent lecture of the master study program Biotechnology at Graz University of Technology. This course gives an overview of the most common processes that are used for food manufacturing.


Course Content

  • Module 1: Food fermentations
  • Module 2: Alcoholic fermentation
  • Module 3: Acetic acid fermentation
  • Module 4: Yoghurt production
  • Module 5: Vegetables fermentation
  • Module 6: Enzymes for food production
  • Module 7: Mushrooms

Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge of biochemistry and microbial metabolism is expected.


For actively participating in the course you will receive an automatic confirmation of participation (certificate) which includes your username, the course title, course duration as well as the hours required to complete the course. We want to point out that this certificate merely confirms that the user answered at least 75% of the self-assessment questions correctly.


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ECTS-credit points

Note: This MOOC is available publicly and free.

This MOOC is also offered as part of the lecture "Food Biotechnology", which is provided at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz). As a prerequisite to attend the lecture it is necessary to be registered at TU Graz. In this case no additional registration for the course is necessary and the login is with your eduID. Each module includes a self-assessment. For a positive evaluation of the MOOC it is necessary to finish all the modules with 75 % correct response.

Course Instructor

Michael Murkovic
Michael Murkovic

Michael Murkovic has studied Technical Chemistry at Graz University of Technology and specialized in the field of biotechnology. After finishing his PhD he was post doc at ETH Zürich and was later employed by an industrial antibiotics producer in the R&D department. In 1993 he became a member of staff of Graz University of Technology in the field of Food Chemistry. His main research interest is in the formation of carcinogenic compounds during heating of foods.

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