Semester: 2 / Winter
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 0 hours
Field of study: Biotechnology
Study cycle: 2nd cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites: basic knowledge in chemistry
Contact person: dr hab. inż. Antoni Szumny; prof. nadzw.,
Short description: The course covers issues relating to the practical applications of plant secondary metabolites. This course allows you to learn the methods of isolation and determination of the chemical composition of various chemicals and their fractions. The course content is the biosynthesis of the most important groups of natural compounds, their properties and applications, with special regard to the application in foods and pharmaceuticals. The course also includes legal elements of market regulation of substances of vegetable origin: dietary supplements and herbal medicine.
Full description: History of phytotherapy. Methods for isolation of natural compounds. The methods of analysis of natural products. The basic group of biologically active compounds. The mechanism of action of selected natural compounds. Natural repellents and insecticides. The use of natural compounds in cosmetics. The use of biologically active compounds in phytotherapy and food supplements. Legal marketing of herbal medicines and dietary supplements.
Bibliography: Compulsory: 1. Kołodziejczyk, Aleksander. "Naturalne związki organiczne." PWN, Warszawa (2013). 2. Matławska, Irena, ed. Farmakognozja: podręcznik dla studentów farmacji. Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Medycznego im. Karola Marcinkowskiego, 2008. 3. Molski, Marcin. Chemia piękna. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2009. Supplementary: 1. Paul, M. Dewick. "Medicinal Natural Products A Biosynthetic Approach." Wiley, New York (2009). 2. Thomson, Ronald Hunter, ed. The chemistry of natural products. Springer Science & Business Media, 2012. 3. Ikan, Raphael. Natural products: a laboratory guide. Elsevier, 2013.
Learning outcomes: After completing the course student In terms of knowledge: 1. has advanced knowledge of chemistry of natural products. He knows the relationship of organic chemistry of the processes occurring in plants, 2. knows the up-to-date chemical and instrumental methods of analysis used in determining the quality of plant materials. In terms of skills: 1. knows how to choose and use advanced techniques and experimental laboratory in isolation and structure elucidation of natural compounds of plant origin, 2. has the ability to select the plant materials and knows the methods of extraction to improve food quality and improvement of human health.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: lectures 100%

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