BIO 127 Introduction to Biotechniques

This course provides an introduction to laboratory research techniques and background as to how they are used in a variety of medical, clinical and scientific disciplines. Students will gain theoretical background and practical experience in lab safety, solid and liquid measurement, solution preparation, protein and DNA concentration determination, DNA and protein gel electrophoresis, immunoblotting, ELISA and column chromatography. Good documentation, laboratory and manufacturing practices will be applied throughout the lab. This course emphasizes basic laboratory skills essential for beginning level employment in clinical, academic, and industrial biotechnology laboratories. Prerequisite: BIO 126. Two class hours and three laboratory hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 4 credits Fall, Spring

4 credits
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