Bio 75

Bio 75 Fundamentals of Biotechnology Lab

This course is designed to give focused laboratory experience in key areas necessary for entry-level laboratory positions in the fields of biotechnology and biomanufacturing. Laboratory techniques that we will learn include: developing skillful use of lab instruments; learning how to keep a detailed lab notebook; becoming familiar with written protocols and standard laboratory procedures; protein purification and identification assays; and DNA isolation and analysis.

Bio 75 is required for both biomanufacturing certificates and the A.S. degree at Laney College. Check out the Biomanufacturing program web page for more information on the program and requirements for the certificates and degree. If you have general questions about the Biomanufacturing program, please email the program coordinator, Dr. Leslie Blackie, at lblackie@peralta.edu. Also, take a look at this summary of careers in biotech.

Click on the links below to access documents for the current semester.  Feel free to e-mail me at dbruce@peralta.edu if you have any specific questions about the course.

Required materials:

  • “Lab Manual for Biology 75: Fundamentals of Biotechnology”. The lab manual is available as a reader in the bookstore or for download on Moodle.
  • Laboratory notebook (available in the bookstore for around $16).
  • Access to Moodle to get class announcements and print handouts (http://eperalta.org/summer2014/). Read instructions on how to log in to Moodle.

Syllabus:

Syllabus & lab schedule (summer 2014)

Labs:

The lab manual for Bio 75 is available as a reader from the bookstore for about $17, or you may view and print each lab directly from Moodle. See my list of open computer labs on campus where you can print for free. Please respect the per day page limits at these computer labs!

Sample lab notebook entry

Lab 1

Lab 2

Lab 3

More labs are available on Moodle.

Related info:

Salary Surfer website (shows potential earnings for those with biotech degrees)

Bio-Link’s Biotech Careers website

Process for Petitioning for Biomanufacturing Certificates

How to forward your Peralta email

Top ten ways to annoy your labmates (blog)

How to write like a scientist (Sciencemag Careers)

Nano drug uses GFP to activate (MIT News)

Kelly Scientific job talk (2014)

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