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BIOL 253 - Techniques in Biotechnology I

5 Credits.

Second of three courses required for certification as a Biotechnology Laboratory Technician. BIOL 253 introduces the skills and techniques common to research and development laboratories focusing on the cloning, expression, and purification of recombinant proteins. Students in this course progress through a series of graduated laboratory exercises and lecture sessions culminating in a group project that bring together the cognitive and technical skills necessary for success in the biotechnology industry. Specific skills taught include the Polymerase Chain Reaction, creation of recombinant DNA molecules, isolation and characterization of DNA, protein assays, DNA and protein electrophoreses, immunoblotting and ELISA assays. 2 lecture hours and up to 9 laboratory hours per week. Note: Enrollment in BIOL 253 requires completion of BIOL 120 or written permission from director required. Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Lab Fee: $30.00

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