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What lab techniques are expected of a biotechnology graduate? Especially if he/she has a B. Tech. or M. Tech. in the subject?
Whar protocols does he need to be aware of?
i tried searching online, but the results were not very relevant. I need this for a presentation about my college, and the presentation itself has to be kind of professional.
Primary search revealed the following three among other protocols :
1) MIning for new genetic sequences
2) Building a microarray
3) Mapping a chromosome
Ofcourse, these are relevant to only the genetics part.
I am listing some of the courses we do as a reference, just in case anyone could help me out with the associated lab techniques needed in the industries/research labs:
1) Microbiology, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology
2) Transport Processes and unit operations
3) Genetic engineering [ recombinant DNA technology, plasmids, isolation, identification etc. of DNA fragments, E. Coli vectors, directed mutagenesis]
4) biochemical engineering [ growth kinetics, reactor operations, bioreactors etc, etc,]
5) Structural biology and immunology
6) Downstream processing in biotechnology
7) Enzyme, Structure and mechanisms
9) biocatalysis and bio transformations
10) issue Engineering
11) Membrane biology and signal transduction
Mad lab techniques?
I would say cell culture techniques.
Also, HPLC for biochemical lab techniques.
PCR is another basic technique.
Those are a few off the top of my head.
Expression vectors (plasmid making techniques - REs) for genetics is good also.
Those are all very nice but usually you don't need to know all those and most people specialize in a specific direction. For example at UC Berkeley(shameless plug), we have biomaterials, mems, informatics, cell/tissue culture, biomechanics to name a few. Obviously it makes very little sense to say a biotissue specialist should know perl and infomatic strategies. I don't think there are any techs that you're expected to know, but you should be aware of some of them and understand how they work.
if you want to see some more course descriptions you can check schedule.berkeley.edu
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