Skip to Content

Molecular and Medical Biotechnology - CBMS331

This unit provides an overview of contemporary biotechnology, emphasising the molecular aspects of this growing field. Several examples will be provided to demonstrate how the basic molecular sciences translate into environmental and industrial applications as well as to better health and wealth. We will discuss functional genomics and proteomics, the use of surrogate hosts for protein production, and the roles of sugars on proteins and cells. Other topics include forensics, stem cells and applications of fluorescence in biotechnology. Students will carry out hands-on laboratory work applying recombinant DNA techniques, visualise organisms and molecules using confocal fluorescence microscopy, assess production capabilities of an industrially exploited fungal cell factory, and analyse the sugars on a commercially available recombinant product.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Helena Nevalainen

6cp from CBMS units at 200 level including (CBMS215 or CBMS224 or CBMS202 or CBMS201Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): CBMS300, CBMS880
Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Molecular Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
Need help? Ask us.