Biotechnology Research (BIT 220)

This course provides a foundation for the principles of molecular genetics as they apply to research performed in the biotechnology industry. Lectures topics will include transcription, translation, cell cycle regulation and protein expression as they pertain to both prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation. The laboratory will give hands on exposure to recombinant DNA technology such as cloning techniques (restriction digests, pcr, plasmid design, purification and gel electrophoresis), protein purification, ELISA and bacterial and mammalian cell culture. This course is subject to a course fee.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
BIT 120 - Introduction to Biotechnology with a minimum grade of "C"
BIT 123 - Basic Techniques and Instrumentation for Biotechnology with minimum grade of C
CHE 132 - Chemistry for Technology II or CHE 152 - Principles of Chemistry II (For students intending to transfer)
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