BIO-311 Molecular Biotechnology

This course introduces techniques used in nucleic acid and protein expression technologies and their applications in forensics, conservation biology, environmental microbiology, medical diagnostics and basic research. Topics covered include: nucleic acid isolation and purification, PCR techniques, cloning tools and strategies, hybridization technologies, and an introduction to protein expression systems used in research and industry. Bioinformatics modules acquaint students with informational databases (NCBI, OMIM, FlyBase)and enable them to use tools for interpretation and manipulation of sequence data. Prerequisite:BIO-330 Corequisite: BIO-311L


3 credits