The Fermentation programme conveys information about the role
of fermentation technology in the production of food, beverages
and pharmaceuticals. It includes some information on historical
aspects of biotechnology and also about laboratory research and
This Unit has a modular structure, offering teachers the opportunity
to select items for a particular teaching situations. It is recommended
that the topic is introduced within a local and topical context,
to awaken the interest of the students.
The Unit is a not only a resource for teachers, but may also
be used by students as a powerful tool for independent learning.
Self assessment questions and corresponding answers are attached
to each topic. A commentary gives additional information to corresponding