Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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Course Descriptions

Molecular Technologies I

Instructors:

  • Karin Borgh, Ph.D.
  • Natalie Betz, Ph.D.
  • Eric Vincent, Ph.D.
  • Here students play the role of staff scientists evaluating the technical merits and feasibility of competing molecular technologies.

    The innovative curriculum focuses on biotechnology methods and practice, effective written and oral scientific communication, genetic mutation detection and the role of automation in biotechnology.

    In hands-on laboratory sessions, you'll perform nucleic acid purification, quantitation and analysis, and PCR and RT-PC-based analyses.

    You'll enhance your working understanding of molecular biology and biotechnology with training in scientific communication.

    You'll learn how to maintain a laboratory notebook, write strong essays and papers, give effective presentations, write technical protocols, and plan and prepare laboratory meetings and team presentations.

    Here are some of the topics taught in this course:

    Session Topics from Fall 2016

    Session 1: Introduction to MT I, Scientific Conduct, Experimental Design, and Data Analysis; Effective Communication Skills Workshop

    Session 2: Introduction to PCR, SNP's, and Mutation Detection Technologies and Nucleic Acid Purification Laboratory

    Session 3: Nucleic Acid Analysis and Quantitation and Mutation Detection in a Clinical Diagnostic Environment

    Session 4: Perform Mutation Detection Assays and Journal Club Presentations

    Session 5: Analyze Results of Mutation Detection Technologies and Introduction to Bioinformatics and Big Data

    Session 6: Final Team Mutation Detection Technology Presentations

    Session 7: Biotechnology Tour of Epicentre (Illumina)

    Question about the degree?
    Contact Bryan

    Bryan Husk
    Assistant Director
    Phone: (608) 265-0773
    bthusk@wisc.edu
    Contact Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison
    Class of 2018 Schedule

    Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
    Fall 2017 | Spring 2018

    Class of 2019 Schedule

    Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
    Fall 2018 | Spring 2019

    Class of 2020 Schedule

    Fall 2018 | Spring 2018
    Fall 2019 | Spring 2020