This course is an introduction to the field of biotechnology. Topics include recombinant DNA, production of biological molecules, bioprocessing, and current events. Students also review employment and careers in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. Laboratories include aseptic technique, pipetting and measurement, DNA extraction and restriction digestion, gel electrophoresis, and PCR.
This course is an introduction to common practices and methodologies of Biotechnology. Students receive hands-on experience using and maintaining laboratory instruments. Laboratory procedures include: solution preparation, aseptic technique, protein separations and assays, DNA electrophoresis, and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Lectures support the laboratory activities.
The course introduces the techniques and processes used in the production of biological molecules in the biomanufacturing industry. Students receive hands-on laboratory experience in processing bacterial and or animal cell cultures to produce and purify products in compliance with biomanufacturing industry standards, including Good Laboratory and Good Manufacturing Practices.
Prerequisite: BIOT125 or permission of the department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Corequisite: BIOT125 or permission of the department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
This course is intended to prepare students for careers in Biotechnology. Topics include resume writing, interview skills, and discussion and presentation of scientific data. The course features speakers from the biotechnology industry and field trips to biotechnology laboratories.
Prerequisite: BIOT125 (C or better)