Online Biotechnology Course Lectures
Below is a series of links to a program of lectures from a course entitled “Issues In Biotechnology Online Lecture Series.”
This course is presented by Dr. Albert Kausch, Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Rhode Island. While the SIVB is not affiliated with the university nor involved in planning the content, SIVB believes that enhancement of educational and general interest in the understanding of Biotechnology is a noble goal and should be encouraged.
This course is intended for a broad audience and includes the many perspectives on the broad ranging topics in biotechnology today. It is presented in three parts: Section I examines basic questions: What is Life? and How does it work?
Section II concentrates on Applications in Biotechnology: Agricultural Biotechnology (GMOs in food, Organic vs Conventional Agriculture etc.); Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (history of drugs used by humans, vaccines, antibodies, etc.); Medical Biotechnology (Stem cells, gene therapy, tissue engineering, nanotechnology, Pandemic Flu and Bioweapons, Cancer Biology and Emergent Technologies); Forensics (DNA and Crime Solving), with the final lecture addressing the Future as Now.
For more information or to enroll in the course, please visit: https://web.uri.edu/pbl/bch190/
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Links to Lectures
Section I. The Mechanics of Life and General Biotechnology
A. The Mechanics of DNA
- 1.Introduction and Overview- Biotechnology: Panacea or Pandora’s Box
- 2. Setting the Stage: What is Science
- 3. Atoms, Cells, DNA and The Flow of Life
- 4. Some Techniques in Biotechnology
- 5. Trends, Patterns and Relationships in Biology
- 6. Some More Techniques in Biotechnology
- 7. Gene Expression and Development
- 8. The Genomics Revolution
- 9. Evolution – How Does It Happen?
- 10. Evolution – Genes and Ideas
Section II. Applications of Biotechnology
B. Agriculture Biotechnology
- 11. Agriculture
- 12. Agriculture Biotechnology: DNA-based Biotechnology And Modern Agriculture
- 13. Agriculture Biotechnology: Issues, Controversies and Concerns
C. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
- 14. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Emergent Technologies
- 15. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Personalized Genomes, Pharmacogenomics and the Future
D. Medical Biotechnology
- 16. Medical Biotechnology: Some Background and Historical Highlights and Stem Cells
- 17. Medical Biotechnology: Animal and Human Cloning and Genetic Therapy
- 18. Medical Biotechnology: Cancer Biology and Basics about Cancer
- 19. Medical Biotechnology: Cancer Biology and Emergent Treatments
- 20. Medical Biotechnology: Biotechnology Applications in Tough Times. Pandemic Flu
- 21. Medical Biotechnology: Biotechnology Applications in Tough Times. Bioweapons
- 22. DNA-based Forensics: The Real Story
- 23. The National Forensic Debate: Public Safety vs. The Right of Privacy
G. The Last Lecture