Techniques in Molecular Biology (VTMC 831.3)

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A "hands-on" laboratory course designed to familiarize students with a wide variety of techniques in molecular biology: manipulation of DNA for cloning and analysis, detection and quantitation of nucleic acids, sequencing of DNA, site directed mutagenesis, purification and detection of proteins, detection of rare nucleic acids by polymerase chain reaction, monitoring gene expression by cDNA microarrays and 2D-protein analysis, nucleic acid-based techniques for identifying organisms.


Graduate or upper undergraduate level course on molecular biology; permission of instructor.


5 week course beginning in May.

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