BIF804 - Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

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Last revision date 2018-09-10 11:36:32.067
Last review date 2018-09-10 11:36:32.067

Subject Title
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Subject Description
This course covers current and relevant topics in molecular biology and their direct application to modern
biotechnology and its direct association to bioinformatics. It is offered by the Bioinformatics (BIF) Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program. The course offers both lecture and laboratory components. The lecture component applies the core principles of biology, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology to real world biotechnology challenges and solutions. The laboratory component complements the theoretical principles garnered in lecture to strengthen the practical aspects of biomolecule amplification, detection and characterization. This course will enable the students to design more effective biotechnological experiments to create relevant and meaningful data, as well as leading the students towards a better understanding of the relationship of the methods used to generate data to the resulting data and subsequent analyses performed on the data to help solve current biological problems.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Bioinformatics (BIF) Ontario College Graduate Certificate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of recombinant protein production and purification strategies in heterologous hosts.
2. Describe the development and applications of high throughput screening techniques for data generation.
3. Understand the mechanisms for Nucleic Acid amplification and associated techniques of analysis.
4. Understand approaches to genomic, immunologic, and proteomic analysis.
5. Apply the theoretical principles of molecular techniques to address problems and challenges in biotechnology and molecular diagnostics.
6. Perform DNA and protein manipulations, including isolation, electrophoresis, amplification, transfer and detection techniques, including but not limited to device fabrication and implementation.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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