BIOL 54000 Biotechnology (Graduate)
The first part of the course analyzes and describes the mechanisms that regulate the synthesis of DNA, RNA and proteins in organisms. Later, the course discusses biotechnological strategies that are used to manipulate DNA and RNA structure and function to affect gene expression and, consequently, protein synthesis. In the last part, the course is focused in understanding DNA, RNA and protein engineering based-techniques that are used in the production of pharmaceutical proteins, including enzymes, hormones and vaccines, as well as bioactive simple molecules, such as lipids and carbohydrates.
Prerequisite Courses: Genetics, Cell Biology
BIOL 57710 Emerging Infectious Diseases (Winter/Spring 2022)
BIOL 54400 Principles of Virology (Summer I 2022)
BIOL 54000 Biotechnology (Summer II 2022)
BIOL 55110 Proteins: Structure and Function (Fall 2022)