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Laboratory Techniques for the Isolation and Quantification of Molecules From Natural Sources

Course Section:2021SYR BIOS-1200-0503

Availability (updated hourly):
Limited seats available

This course focuses on the laboratory methods of extraction, purification, and identification of molecules from natural sources. Emphasis will be on DNA, plant pigments, and proteins. Techniques explored will include chemical and chromatography purification of DNA, chemical extraction of pigments, both thin layer and liquid chromatography and SDS-PAGE analysis. In addition this course will provide instruction on basic laboratory techniques such as; measurement, pipette use, pH measurement and adjustment, solution preparation, casting and running agarose and acrylamide gels, gel imaging using visible and fluorescent stains, and, quantification by absorbance.

Additional Information

Credit Related Information:
This credit course is required for acceptance into the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Bioscience Technology Joint Degree. This course can be applied as a transfer credit towards Holland College's CHEM-1200 Introduction to Chromatography.

This course requires CHEM1000 or approval of the Learning Manager. Students registering for this course should have completed their first two years of BSC (Chemistry or Biology) and are intending to enter Yr2 of the Bioscience Technology Program.

Dr. Michael Gibson

Course Cost

95 hour(s)

Course Details
Start Date End Date Location
May 3, 2021 May 21, 2021 Prince of Wales Campus
Day(s) From To Room
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 AM 4:00 PM 204C

Please note: Students are only able to register for a course after they have completed any of the pre-requisites listed above.

Please note: If English is not your first language, you are required to meet Holland College’s English proficiency requirements prior to commencing studies. Recognized English proficiency tests can be found at the following link: Language Skills