Basics of Biotechnology

Beginner Level
3H:20M
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Dr. Sohaila Galal

Immunology & Biotechnology Lecturer

Course Overview


This course is an introduction to the field of biotechnology. Topics include recombinant DNA, production of biological molecules, bio-processing, and current events. Audiences also review employment and careers in the biotechnology and bio-pharmaceutical industries. Virtual Laboratories include aseptic technique, pipetting and measurement, DNA extraction and restriction digestion, gel electrophoresis, and PCR.

What you'll learn


  • History of biotechnology
  • Areas of biotechnology
  • DNA, genes, and gene Expression
  • Recombinant DNA technology
  • Animal cell culture and stem cells
  • Transgenic animals and gene therapy
  • Careers and employment in biotechnology

Content "Basics of Biotechnology" (3H:20M)

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1. Course Introduction images   5:01
2. Definition, History and Applications of Biotechnology (Part1)   7:31
3. Applications of Biotechnology (Part2)   8:00
4. DNA, Genes and gene expression   4:53
5. DNA recombinant technology   6:12
6. Cloning   11:59
7. Cell culture   17:23
8. How biotechnology be useful in our life   8:53
9. Biological challenges in 21th   8:35
10. Biotechnology workforce   10:11
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Open discussion and Q&A (Zoom Session)   2H:00Min