Course Profiles of GEB Courses
Basic biochemistry will emphasize the metabolism of the cell. It will focus on how molecules are produced by the cell and how molecules absorbed by the cell are broken down. The energetics of metabolism and ATP metabolism will be a primary topic. Also, the course will integrate with the other courses in the department to give the student a different perspective of some topics such as nucleic acid metabolism that were covered in other courses.
|Pre-requisite||CHE 108, GEB 103|
Some of the basic concepts in human physiology will be addressed. Particular emphasis will be placed on the molecular aspects of physiology as they are the ones most likely be directly addressed using genetic engineering and biotechnological techniques. Also, the basic physiology of some of the experimental animals commonly used in genetic engineering such as Drosophila melanogaster will be introduced.
|Pre-requisite||GEB 103, CHE108|
A course designed to give the necessary theoretical understanding for a variety of current biotechnological technologies and fields. The topics covered will include cell tissue culture techniques and recombinant DNA technology and gene cloning. Also, the course will be updated frequently to give the student the basics necessary to understand recent developments and trends in the various fields of biotechnology.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are an increasing common fact of agriculture. Also, they are being produced unintentionally by the widespread use of antibiotics and perhaps other chemicals being introduced into the environment. The practical and ethical issues involved in these facts and possible solutions and other potential uses for GMOs will be surveyed. Also covered will be new ways of detecting organisms that can not be cultured and what uses this information can give.
Students will either choose or be assigned current Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology journal articles from top rated international journals for presentation to the class.
|Pre-requisite||All required courses numbered 100-300|