Lectures and laboratory exercises on the principles and practices of industrial processes involving microorganisms with emphasis on microbial biotechnology. Topics include screening and improvement of industrial microorganisms, fermentation media/equipment/systems, healthcare products (antibiotics, anti-tumor agents, alkaloids, steroids, vaccines, etc.) alcoholic beverages, biofuel, single cell protein, probiotics, bio-insecticides, microbial fertilizer, fermented foods, microbial mining, production of amino acids, bio-catalysis, waste biotechnology, and recombinant DNA technology. This course includes a required laboratory component. Prerequisite BIOL 2010, BIOL 2011 or BIOL 3010, BIOL 3011.