Advances in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advances in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Molecular Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Assessment: annotated bibliography (1500 words) [40%], unseen exam (2 hours) [60%]

    From the DNA discovery to the human genome project: Since the structure of DNA was first described in 1953, molecular techniques allowing cloning and amplification of genes and rapid sequencing of DNA have enabled our understanding of gene structure and function to progress rapidly. This module reviews recent developments and applications in biomedicine together with the commercial and ethical implications of these technologies. Topics include developments in genome sequencing, understanding of the control of gene expression, protein-protein interaction, stem cell biology & regenerative medicine, and selected applications of biotechnology in industry, and medicine together with the ethical issues raised. In summary, this module provides an advanced approach to basic and translational research, which seeks to accelerate 'translation' of research insights from biomedical research into clinical practice and vice versa. 
    Advances in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BSS020X348Y) capitalise on level 4 module Cell Biology (BSS020C141S), and level 5 module Molecular Biology Theory and Practice (BSS020N234A).

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