BSC2426C Introduction to Biotechnology Instrumentation Lab (AA)

Prerequisites: BSC1010, BSC1010L, BSC2421, BSC2421L (with a grade of C or higher). Recommended Corequisites: CHM1046, CHM1046L (with a grade of C or higher).

This course is designed to provide hands-on experience in basic and essential instrumentation skills required in chemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology. Students will learn the basics of laboratory safety, aseptic technique, measurements and calculations and preparation of solutions/samples. This knowledge will then be applied to advanced instrumentation utilizing spectrophotometers, centrifuges, thermal cyclers, automated DNA sequencing by PAGE, GC/MS, FPLC, and bioreactors. Students will also gain a well-rounded understanding of the maintenance of these various instruments, from ordering supplies to requesting technical support and daily/monthly maintenance.


2 Credits