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Special Topics in Biology for Undergraduates
Introduction to Molecular Biology Techniques
Dr. Mandana Sassanfar
Mon-Fri, Jan 10-14, 18-21, 24, 12:30-05:00pm, 68-089

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 13-Dec-2010
Limited to 12 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: 7.01x or AP Biology-This course is not a substitute for 7.02
Level: U 6 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   
Fee: 60.00 for Lab materials

Topics of current or special interest.
This intensive "boot-camp" style course will provide hands-on instruction in basic molecular biological techniques including isoloation and quantification of nucleic acid and protein, agarose and SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis, PCR, microbiology, and bioinformatics. In addition students will learn more elaborate techniques such as ultracentrifugation and electron microscopy to purify and view virus particles. Emphasis will be on real-world application and experimentation in preparation for a more successful UROP experience.

Priority will be given to freshmen with no prior research experience. Interested students must fill out an application form and email to Dr. Sassanfar. Deadline 12/13. You will be notified by 12/18 whether you are enrolled in the class.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/biology/www/biology/iap.html
Contact: Dr. Mandana Sassanfar, 68-270, x2-4371, mandana@mit.edu

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