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Courses in Biotechnology (BIT)

Courses in Biotechnology (BIT) are listed below; courses in Biotechnology; Design Emphasis (NEB) follow.

Lower Division

1Y. Introduction to Biotechnology (4)

Lecture—2 hours; web virtual lecture—1 hour; discussion—1 hour. Principles and technologies of biotechnology as applied to agriculture, the environment, and medicine. Business plans and presentation pitches for new biotechnology products. Bioinformatics approaches exploring genomic databases and DNA manipulations in silica. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—S. (S.) Dandekar, Yoder

92. Internship in Biotechnology (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Work experience on or off campus in subject area pertaining to biotechnology or in a business, industry or agency associated with biotechnology. Internship supervised by faculty member in the animal or plant sciences. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

150. Applied Bioinformatics (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: Computer Science Engineering 10 or 15 or Plant Science 21; Biological Sciences 101 and 104; Plant Science 120 or Statistics 13 or Statistics 100. Limited enrollment. Concepts and programs needed to apply bioinformatics in biotechnology research. Sequence analysis and annotation and use of plant and animal databases for students in biological and agricultural sciences. Two units of credit for students who have completed Computer Science Engineering 124. GE credit: SciEng | SE, VL.—Runcie

160. Principles of Plant Biotechnology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1A or 2A; Biological Sciences 101 or Plant Sciences 152. Principles and concepts of plant biotechnology including recombinant DNA technology, molecular biology, genomics, cell and tissue culture, gene transfer and crop improvement strategies using transgenic crops. Not open for credit to students who have completed Plant Biology 160. (Former course Plant Biology 160.) GE credit: SciEng | SE.—W. (W.) Dandekar

161A. Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory (6)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—9 hours. Prerequisite: Plant Sciences 152 or Biological Sciences 101; consent of instructor. Techniques of genetic analysis at the molecular level including recombinant DNA, gene mapping and basic computational biology. Not open for credit to students who have completed Plant Biology 161A. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—W. (W.) Beckles

161B. Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory (4)

Lecture—1 hours; laboratory—8 hours. Prerequisite: Plant Sciences 152 or Biological Sciences 101; consent of instructor. Advanced techniques of genetic analysis at the molecular and cellular levels, including transformation, gene expression and analysis of transgenic plants. Not open for credit to students who have taken Plant Biology 161B. (Former course Plant Biology 161B.) GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL.—S. (S.) Bennett, Blumwald

171. Professionalism and Ethics in Genomics and Biotechnology (3)

lecture—1 hour; discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing in a natural science major. Real and hypothetical case studies to illustrate ethical issues in genomics and biotechnology. Training and practice in difficult ethical situations and evaluating personal and social consequences. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL, WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Bennett, Bradford, Yoder

188. Undergraduate Research Proposal (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Preparation and review of a scientific proposal. Problem definition, identification of objectives, literature survey, hypothesis generation, design of experiments, data analysis planning, proposal outline and preparation. (Same course as Plant Sciences 188.) GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | OL, SE, WE.—S. (S.) Kliebenstein

189L. Laboratory Research in Genomics and Biotechnology (2-5)

Laboratory—3-12 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 188 and consent of instructor. Formulating experimental approaches to current questions in biotechnology; performance of proposed experiments. May be repeated for credit up to 12 units. (P/NP grading only.)

192. Internship in Biotechnology (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Work experience on or off campus in a subject area pertaining to biotechnology or in a business, industry or agency associated with biotechnology. Internship supervised by faculty member in the animal or plant sciences. (P/NP grading only.)

194H. Honors Thesis in Biotechnology (1-2)

Independent Study—3-6 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing in Biotechnology with 3.250 GPA or higher and completion of courses 188 and 189L. Independent study of selected topics under the direction of a member or members of the staff. Completion will involve the writing of a senior thesis. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SciEng | SE, WE.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Yoder

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Courses in Biotechnology; Design Emphasis (NEB)

Graduate

263. Biotechnology Fundamentals and Application (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 101, 102 and Microbiology 102 or consent of instructor; must be a graduate student in good standing. Fundamentals of molecular biology and chemical engineering involved in recombinant DNA technology. Topics: principles of rate processes of biological systems, optimization of bioreactors, and issues related to overexpression and production of recombinant molecules. Participation in student-directed team projects.—W. (W.) McDonald, Privalsky, Rodriguez, VanderGheynst

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