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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 include production of recombinant biomolecules in various cell factories, application of stem cells to joint repair, and development of nanoparticles for diagnostics. We will look into recent technical and conceptual developments and how these relate to our personal lives, society and industry. Visiting lecturers from industry and various academic disciplines will lead discussion on their area of expertise. 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): Professor Helena Nevalainen

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


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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