Dec 05, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EB 3410 - Applications of Biotechnology

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The course covers applications of biotechnology. An overview of important applications of modern biotechnology on biomolecular engineering is provided. Qualitative and quantitative controls, relevant biotech processes and social and economic impacts of biotechnology are discussed. Laboratory experiments reinforce the concepts from the lecture and emphasize techniques used in biomolecular engineering. (prereq: EB 2410 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Display a thorough foundation in the basic sciences and sufficient knowledge in the concepts and skills required to design, analyze and control physical, chemical and biological processes in the field of biomolecular engineering
  • Discuss the applications of biotechnology
  • Discuss the biotechnology tools in regard to their application in biomolecular engineering
  • Design and perform simple biotechnology experiments, including hypothesis formation, measurements, and positive and negative controls
  • Demonstrate the laboratory skills related to basic biotechnology techniques
  • Analyze the experimental data using basic science and engineering skills
  • Discuss the new developments in biotechnology in regard to the biomolecular engineering field
  • Apply their knowledge of biology, chemistry, and biotechnology to solve basic problems in the biotechnology and biomolecular engineering field

Prerequisites by Topic
  • No prerequisites by topic appended

Course Topics
  • Biotechnology: science and technology
  • Manipulating biomolecules: DNA
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Manipulating biomolecules: protein
  • Protein Electrophoresis
  • Western blotting
  • Immunological Applications
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Biological engineering and scale up of industrial process
  • Impact of biotechnology on economic and societal issues
  • Student Presentations
  • Exam

Laboratory Topics
  • Nucleic Acid Applications: polymerase chain reaction
  • Protein Applications: protein isolation and purification
  • Protein Applications: PAGE
  • Protein Applications: Western blot
  • Immunological Applications: ELISA
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Lab Exam

Eryn Hassemer

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