BIO 355/BT 355 Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology

3 credits, Fall

Builds on the molecular techniques taught in BIO 255/BT 255 by applying them to a specified research problem. Students are presented with a research question similar to those encountered in a small biotechnology company or academic laboratory and asked to design, perform, analyze and present experiments in order to study the problem. Advanced molecular biology applications, such as automated DNA sequencing, are also introduced. This course meets in the laboratory for six hours each week.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in BIO 113, BIO 113L, BIO 255 or BT 255, and a grade of "C" or better in CHEM 211 and CHEM 211L