Molecular Frontiers - BABS3281

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: BABS3121 or BABS3621

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course focuses on molecular biology techniques commonly used in biomedical research. Using examples from the research performed in the School of BABS, students will gain a practical experience with cloning techniques, Western blotting, genotyping, microarray expression profiling, RNA interference, next-generation sequencing and statistical data analysis. The practical laboratory sessions will be supported by lectures presenting examples of biomedical research in the field of cholesterol metabolism, cancer, drug discovery, protein methylation and long non-coding RNA expression. This course is an excellent opportunity for students to acquire skills essential for successful completion of an Honours project.
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