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Molecular and Medical Biotechnology - CBMS880

This unit is composed of lectures, a significant hands-on laboratory component, student debate, tutorials, assignments and reports. We will explore areas of contemporary molecular and medical biotechnology by building on students' existing knowledge and showing how science is translated to applications in health, industry and the environment. Lecture topics range from the production of recombinant biomolecules in various cell factories and their industrial and medical applications to nanobiotechnology, forensics and stem cells. Instrumentation and technology supporting biotechnology will be introduced and discussed. Visiting lecturers from various academic disciplines will lead discussion on their areas of expertise. The unit also has a significant hands-on laboratory component with tutorials and assignment tasks. A special task for the 800-level students is to compose an essay on ethical issues in modern biotechnology.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Morten Andersen

Admission to MBiotech or GradDipBiotech or MBiotechMCom or MRadiopharmSc or MBioBus or MSc Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Molecular Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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