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SLE701 - Foundations of Biotechnology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

not available from 2016 onwards

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBB701

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Morley Muralitharan

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

 2 x 1 hour classes per week.

Content

Biology

Enabling technologies in the following areas:

Eukaryote and prokaryote cell biology, structure and function, the immune system and the use of antibodies, signal transduction, DNA technology and immunoassays, gene expression, transformation and analysis, proteomics and genetics, health and disease, high throughput systems and bioinformatics.

Chemistry

Spectroscopy and the principles of separation science, chemical syntheses, chemical structure, applications of chemiluminescence, analytical tools such as mass spectrometry and flow injection technologies, applications of microfluidic technology in protein and enzyme analysis.

Microbiology

Principles of microbiology, growth of bacterial populations and environmental effects, viruses, bacteria, the archaea, eukaryotic microorganisms, metabolic diversity, microbial bioremediation, industrial microbiology.

Assessment

Projects (1 x 20%, 1 x 25%) 45%, examination 55%

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