New Horizons in Biotechnology - CSS 222/ENT syllabus


Dec 11, 2012 (4 years and 6 months ago)


CSS 222


New Horizons in Biotechnology/CSS/ENT 222 (2 credits)

Introduction,Terminology, Isolate DNA from Students Saliva & a Short Movie: Biotechnology for the
21st Century

II. Biotechnology in Plant Sciences

a) New breeders and the gre
en revolution

b) In vitro culture, somaclonal variation and somatic hybridization

c) Plant disease diagnosis

d) Gene identification, isolation and characterization

e) Methods in genetic engineering of plants

f) Gene deletion, gene addition and gene i

g) Genetic engineering of plants to increase resistance to pests and environmental extremes, improve
food quality and taste, increase yield and productivity, increase post harvest life time, crop
substitutions, increase starch, and biofuel prod

h) Jumping genes in plants

i) Genetic marker analysis to supplement plant breeding

III. Concerns in Biotechnology

IV. Genes and How They Work

V. Visit Plant Genetic Engineering Laboratory

VI. Biotechnology in Food Sciences

a) Gene
tically modified food

b) Biotechnological innovations in food processing

c) Biotechnology and food ingredients

d) Biotechnology and nutrition

e) Biotechnology, low fat and cholesterol, low calorie, healthy food alternatives

f) Biotechnology, flavor, f
ragrance and color

g) A garden of unearthly delights: Foods of the future

VII. Biotechnology in Environmental Sciences

a) Bioremediation.

b) Bioconversion of hazardous waste to industrial products

c) Role of microorganisms in reducing farm runoff a
nd water pollution

d) Role of microorganisms in reducing application of synthetic pesticides

e) Role of microorganisms in production of biodegradable plastics

VIII. Biotechnology in Veterinary and Animal Sciences

a) Biotechnology for animal health

) Veterinary drug therapy

c) U.S. Dairy industry at a crossroad

d) Transgenic animals/super pigs of the future

e) Livestock cloning

IX. Biotechnology in Medical Sciences

a) Biotechnology of antibiotics

b) Monoclonal antibodies (pregnancy test kits
, disease diagnosis kits, etc)

c) Antibody engineering

d) Novel microbial products for medicine

e) Growth factors of nervous systems

f) Artificial conception and human reproduction

g) Biotechnology and blood substitute

h) Biotechnology, vaccines an
d world health

i) Biotechnology and diagnostic medicine

j) Biotechnology, sex identification of infants, and sex therapy

k) Biotechnology and growth therapy

l) Synthesizing human genes

m) Mapping the human genome

X. Biotechnology in Pharmaceutical


a) Role of the magic bacterium in biopharmacy

b) The billion
dollar molecule

c) Bioactive compounds from microorganisms

Term Exam on Ch. I to X


Visit to MBI International

XII. Biotechnology and Energy

a) Alternative Fuels

b) Enzymes in biomass conversion

c) Genetically engineered oil crops

d) Biotechnology and bioactive polymers

XIII. Marine Biotechnology

a) Biotechnology and oceanic organisms

b) Marine aquaculture

XIV. Biotechnology in Engineering Sciences

otechnology and bioprocessing, bioprocess engineering and chemical engineering

Biotechnology for aerospace applications

c) Revolution in nanotechnology

d) Biotechnology and mining

e) Bioelectronics/biocomputers

f) Biotechnology and engineering cerami

g) Molecular bioinformatics/artificial intelligence

h) Biosensors

i) Bioprocess engineering/biochemical engineering


Biotechnology and Economics

a) Careers in biotechnology

b) Biotechnology and capital formation

c) Biotechnology and the gl
obal economy

XVI. Biotechnology and Law

a) Biotechnology in criminal justice

b) Biotechnology and patents

c) Biotechnology and licensing agreements

d) Biotechnology, state and federal regulation

XVII. Biotechnology in Developed versus Developin
g Countries

Biotechnology USA, Japan, Europe and Canada

Biotechnology in Africa

c) Biotechnology in India

d) Biotechnology in Middle East and in Far East

e) Biotechnology in other less developed countries

f) Socioeconomic implications of biotechnol
ogy for less developed nations

Term Papers Due Lst Day of Classes

Exam on Ch. XI to XVII