Dec 08, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EB 3411 - Applications of Biotechnology II

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is a continuation of Principles of Biotechnology (EB 2410 ) and Applications of Biotechnology (EB 3410 ) and covers applications of biotechnology.  New modern biotechnology techniques and contemporary issues are discussed along with problem-based applications. (prereq: EB 3410 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Apply the biotechnology tools previously learned toward applications in biomolecular engineering
  • Discuss new developments in a variety of biotechnology fields in regard to the biomolecular engineering field
  • Discuss the components necessary for founding a biotechnology company
  • Apply their knowledge of biology, chemistry, and biotechnology to solve basic problems in the biotechnology and biomolecular engineering field. 

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Knowledge of core biotechnology applications such as bacterial transformation, cloning, forensic analysis, DNA extraction, PCR, protein extraction, Western blotting, ELISA and plant biotechnology
  • Ability to apply the core biotechnology applications to biomolecular engineering in a manufacturing setting, i.e. scale-up
  • Knowledge of how biotechnology is used in current practice and in the field of biomolecular engineering
  • Ability to use biology, chemistry and biotechnology to solve basic problems in the biotechnology and biomolecular engineering field

Course Topics
  • Emergence of a biotechnology industry
  • Applications in animal biotechnology
  • Applications in agricultural biotechnology
  • Applications in medical biotechnology
  • Applications in industrial biotechnology
  • Applications in environmental biotechnology
  • Patents in molecular biotechnology instustry: legal and ethical issues
  • Founding a biotech company
  • Marketing a biotech product
  • Biotechnology opportunities
  • Ethics in biotechnology
  • The future of biotechnology
  • Student presentations

Dr. Eryn L. Hassemer

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