Code: PHG 455
Credits: 2 (2+0)
This course includes an extensive study of the biotechnological approaches that have a great value in production of human useful compounds. During this course, the student will learn many different techniques that help us to produce clinically useful compound like drugs produced via fermentation and plant tissue culturing, furthermore, production of clinically and scientifically implicated products through recombinant DNA technology. The course is covering many important topics including cell structure, composition, and function, as well as, fermentation, plant tissue culturing, and recombinant DNA technologies. Furthermore, the methods that help the scientist to produce and improve the recombinant DNA will be discussed, including restriction enzymes, plasmids, polymerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing, and quantification of DNA via southern blot analysis. Gene therapy, and the production of transgenic and knock out animal, monoclonal antibodies, and vaccines, will be also discussed.
1. Ellyn Daugherty: Biotechnology: Science for the New Millennium, 2007 Paradigm Pub Intl.