Biology | Introduction to Biotechnology
L440 | 0678 | Staff


Course format: Lecture: 9:30A-10:45A, TR, JH A106.

Requirements:  Biol L211 or consent of instructor.

Course description: This lecture course will cover topics central to
biotechnology and the biotechnological industry including industrial
organisms, recombinant DNA technologies, protein isolation and assay,
genetic and molecular identification of therapeutic targets, development of
therapeutics, bioinformatics, intellectual property, biotechnology
companies, and regulatory issues.

Required text: B.R. Glick and J.J. Pasternak. 1998. Molecular
Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA. Second
Edition. American Society for Microbiology. Washington, DC.

Weekly assignments: Reading of one chapter (15-30 pages) in the assigned
text; and working through chapter-associated study problems from the
assigned text, as well as instructor-generated study problems.

Exams/papers: Four examinations, including three in-term examinations and
one comprehensive final examination.  The lowest grade among those for the
three in-term examinations will be dropped before determining the course
grade.