Current Issues in Biotechnology
Area of Study
Taught In English
ICBI214 and ICBI215
Course Level Recommendations
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Hours & Credits
The subject covers basic scientific knowledge and its application in biotechnology. Basic molecular biology & practical applications, some historical examples, contemporary applications of biotechnology will be discussed to provide tools and basic knowledge in order to understand biotechnology. The emerging areas of biotechnology, for example Medical Biotechnology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Bioremediation, Aquatic Biotechnology. In addition, the issues in Biotechnology such as genetically modified food and organisms, embryos for research/human cloning, ethical/legality/social questions & dilemmas will be discussed as well.
- Understand the difference between old biotechnology and modern biotechnology
- Understand the concept of recombinant DNA technology or genetic engineering.
- Analyze a research problem and write clear, step-by-step instructions for conducting experiments for testing hypothesis.
- Provide examples of current applications of biotechnology and advances in the different areas like medical, microbial, environmental, bioremediation, agricultural, and animal biotechnology.
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