BIO-264 - Biotechnology

3 credits

An in-depth exploration of the field of biotechnology, designed to familiarize students with research and production techniques commonplace within the biotechnology industry. The concepts discussed in the lecture component of the course (BIO-264) include the history of biotechnology, structure and properties of DNA, control of gene expression, recombinant DNA techniques, large scale production of recombinant proteins, and transgenics. In the laboratory component of the course (BIO-264L) experiments are designed to complement and demonstrate the major concepts presented in lecture and offer hands-on experience with contemporary biotechnology laboratory skills including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP); Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), documentation; lab calculations and solution prep; aseptic technique; cell culture, analysis and purification of DNA and proteins, and pharmaceutical production.

Prerequisite(s): BIO-201, CHM 111;  ( minimum grade C- ) or permission of instructor.

Corequisite(s): BIO 264L 

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

Previously known as: BIOT-251, BTC-264