Postgraduate Course: Research and Development: The Laboratory Foundation Part 2 (PGBI11062)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||As the second part of a foundation course in biotechnology research and development the laboratory projects undertaken as group and class projects will centre on bioelectricity, biofuels and unlocking the potential or agri-waste.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| At the end of the course a student should,
¿Be familiar with safe and standard research laboratory working practices, including legal health and safety requirements for academic and industrial laboratories.
¿Know how new and experimental technology for e.g. bio-fuel and bio-electricity generation is designed and operated.
¿Know how to create protocols and Standard Operating Procedures for biotechnological processes such as commercial antibody and immunological reagent production.
¿Be familiar with the operation of advance biological experimental equipment such as high throughput DNA sequencing, biosensors, advanced biological imaging via confocal light, electron and atomic force microscopy etc.
¿Have acquired insight into the excitement and difficulties associated with translating ideas into experiments and scaling-up production to a profitable level.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||BIOTECH R&D 2
|Course organiser||Dr Andrew Free
Tel: (0131 6)50 5338
|Course secretary||Ms Andrea Nichol
Tel: (0131 6)50 8643