SLE701 - Foundations of Biotechnology
|Year||2016 unit information|
not available from 2016 onwards
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2 x 1 hour classes per week.
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.
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.
MicrobiologyPrinciples of microbiology, growth of bacterial populations and environmental effects, viruses, bacteria, the archaea, eukaryotic microorganisms, metabolic diversity, microbial bioremediation, industrial microbiology.
Projects (1 x 20%, 1 x 25%) 45%, examination 55%