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Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering (BS941)


The primary aim of this module is to introduce the student to molecular biology and genetic engineering to give them
a clear understanding of the scientific principles and how these have been used to advance biotechnology and industrial bioprocesses.



Biotechnological aspects of protein structure and function.
Enzyme Catalysis and Biotechnological Aspects of Antibodies.
Structure of DNA, laboratory synthesis of DNA, nucleic acid labelling strategies.
Genomes, DNA replication and DNA polymerases.
Human Forensic DNA Typing, or DNA Profiling.
Advances in DNA Sequence Analysis.
RNA Splicing Mechanisms.
Catalytic RNA and Biotechnology.
Vectors and Cloning Strategies.
Stem Cells.
Genetic engineering in animal cells, mammals and plants.