Instructor: Dr. Vivian Liao (廖秀娟)
To acquaint students with understanding of fundamentals of molecular biotechnology as well as the application in pollution prevention. Topics focus on current issues on environmental molecular biotechnology. Discussion of recently published scientific papers will be emphasized.
Class format: Lectures and discussion of recent research papers in the field of environmental biotechnology. Taught in English.
Prerequisite: Introduction to environmental biotechnology or biotechnology-related courses or concent by the instructor
Evaluation: Presentation and class participation 35%, Term paper 65%
Text Book: Handouts and recent research papers(distributed in class)
References: 1. Molecular cloning: a laboratory manual, Joseph Sambrook, CSH, 2001.
2. Recently published scientific papers (distributed in class)
Tentative Course Contents:
1.Introduction to biotechnology
2.Basic of environmental toxicology
3.Detoxification of organic pollutants
4.Detoxification of metals
6.Bioremediation of organic containment
7.Bioremediation of metal pollutant
8.Concepts of environmental monitoring
9.Molecular techniques for environmental monitoring
10.Biosensor for organic pollutants
11.Biosensor for metal pollutants