Cellular Biotechnology


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Provides an overview and integration of six disciplinary foci which, together, define the field of cellular biotechnology. These foci are: cell biology and culture ecology; evolution; molecular genetics and protein engineering; bioseparation and processing; biosensing and analysis; and cellular modeling, prediction, and control.

Course begins with an overview of a typical situation encountered in the field, such as a toxic spill, production of a recombinant protein, or development of a diagnostic tool, followed by a series of lectures in the six topics. Emphasis will be placed not only on conveying knowledge of basic principles in each area, but also on illustrating the necessary relationships and interactions between the various areas within the context of the integrated biotechnology process.

Eligible for Microbiology Certificate Program