BCMB 603 : Advanced Molecular Biology


This course focuses on the study of life using techniques that reveal the molecular make-up of organisms. A The major topics will include: key tools for cloning, gene identification and DNA libraries, sequencing, PCR; production of proteins from cloned genes and application of recombinant DNA technology in Agriculture, medicine and Industry will also be discussed. The course will however, begin with general review of structure and function of nucleic acids – DNA, RNA; basic cell biology of prokaryotes and eukaryotes; molecular nature of genes, plasmids, bacteriophages, cosmids, viruses and artificial chromosomes.