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BT731 : Modern Biotechnology: Principles & Applications

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Course Info

Course Category

Biotechnology

Course Level

Graduate

Credit Hours

3

Pre-requisites

N/A

Instructor

Dr. Muhammad Safwan Akram
Ph.D
University of Cambridge, UK

Course Contents

Introduction to Biotechnology, Commercial Aspects of Biotechnology, Human Genome, Structure of DNA and Replication, Transcription and Translation. Protein Structure and Types. Extremophiles and Genetic Engineering the Prokaryotes. Restriction Enzymes and Vectors in Prokaryotes. Plasmid Classification and Development. Bacteriophage and vectors. Genomic libraries, Growth, Expression using Bacteria. Protein Secretory Pathways. Transformation and expression in Yeast.  Expression and Vectors in Mammalian Cells. CRISPR CAS9 Technology, Genetically Engineered Production of Insulin, Human Growth Hormone and Vaccines. Medical Implants, Biosensors, Drug Development Process, Diagnostics and Immunoassay.