Aims/Description: This unit will provide training and practical experience in key laboratory techniques in molecular bioscience with a focus on human genetics. In particular, this module is designed to develop and practice core genetic and biochemical techniques so that students may progress confidently to the research project. Over a Period of 3 months, students will receive training in CRISPR genome editing technology in addition to other molecular biology techniques, including; protein and DNA isolation, SDS PAGE, Western analysis, protein over-expression, PCR, plasmid construction and restriction mapping.

Restrictions on availability: Normally available only to PGT students in MBB

Staff Contact: TURTON DAVID
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment
WebCT resources are available for this module

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology):

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